Gnomes (Hardcover)

Gnomes By Wil Huygen, Rien Poortvliet (Illustrator), Brian Froud (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Wil Huygen, Rien Poortvliet (Illustrator), Brian Froud (Introduction by)
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An updated and revised edition of the New York Times bestseller Gnomes, the beloved illustrated survey of gnome life, history, and lore, which has sold astronomically since its original publication in 1977.

Introduction by Brian Froud, conceptual designer of the Jim Henson films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth

Did you know that gnome couples always have twin children? Or that a gnome is seven times as strong as a human? Do you want to hear some gossip from the gnome who knew Rembrandt?

Dutch artist Rien Poortvliet’s charming full-color illustrations and physician Wil Huygen’s detailed observations of the gnomes’ habits, anatomy, and lifestyle are a delight for readers of all ages. Children will adore the gnome family’s underground home and the constant interaction with animals; adults will appreciate the tongue-in-cheek scientific data. Gnomebody is immune to the gnomes’ tremendous appeal—and a whole new generation is waiting to love them for the first time!

About the Author

Wil Huygen was born in Amersfoort, Holland, in 1923, the seventh of ten children. A physician, children’s author, and oil painter, he lived in Holland with his wife until his death in 2009 at 86 years old. Huygen has five grown children of his own.
Rien Poortvliet (1932–1995), was a Dutch artist and illustrator best known for his drawings of animals.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419769856
ISBN-10: 1419769855
Publisher: Cernunnos
Publication Date: September 5th, 2023
Pages: 224
Language: English