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Gnomes (Hardcover) (Wil Huygen)

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The delightful classicGnomes has been repackaged in this exceptional collector's edition to celebrate the 35th anniversary of this magical book. The belovedGnomes was first published in 1976 and the world became enchanted with the simple and diligent ways of these special creatures. Based on Rien Poortvliet and Wil Huygen's scientific observation of the local gnome population in Holland, Gnomes covers all areas of gnome culture: architecture, education, courtship, medicine, industry, and relationships with other mythical creatures. Thirty-five years later, this beautifully illustrated book continues to bring joy to readers of all ages. This revised collector's edition of Gnomes features a new introduction, eight removable prints in a back cover envelope, and an all-new signature of never-before-published gnome sketches by artist Rien Poortvliet on distinctive sketchbook paper.Praise for Gnomes Deluxe Collector's Edition:"[The original book] sold more than a million copies and spent 56 weeks on the hardcover list before the little creatures crawled back under our collective Pet Rock. Now, an anniversary edition, published on April 1, aims to enlighten a new generation with its accounts of gnome biology (they weigh 300 grams and live an average of 400 years), gnome customs (they greet each other by rubbing noses and maintain friendly relations with rabbits), and gnome sex (which always results in twins, who live at home until age 100)."-New York Times "Gnomes is considered the definitive work on gnome culture. With a scholarly tone, it covers gnome architecture, education, medicine, courtship, and family and work life."-The Philadelphia Inquirer

The delightful classic Gnomes has been repackaged in this exceptional collector's edition to celebrate the 35th anniversary of this magical book. The beloved Gnomes was first published in 1976 and the world became enchanted with the simple and diligent ways of these special creatures. Based on Rien Poortvliet and Wil Huygen's scientific observation of the local gnome population in Holland, Gnomes covers all areas of gnome culture: architecture, education, courtship, medicine, industry, and relationships with other mythical creatures. Thirty-five years later, this beautifully illustrated book continues to bring joy to readers of all ages. This revised collector's edition of Gnomes features a new introduction, eight removable prints in a back cover envelope, and an all-new signature of never-before-published gnome sketches by artist Rien Poortvliet on distinctive sketchbook paper.

Number of Pages: 1
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Science Fiction + Fantasy
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
Author: Wil Huygen
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 2011
TCIN: 13363680
UPC: 9780810998469
Item Number (DPCI): 247-05-8535
$29.75
MSRPReg: $35.00 Save $5.25 (15% off)

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Wonderful book for both children and adults!

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Chlowe 7 months ago
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I purchased this book at least 20+ years ago for the first time to share with my children. Being Scandinavian we were brought up with one particular uncle spinning magical stories of Danish elves and having Danish elves appear at Christmas time. My children loved this book as did my grandson who I e...see moreof the reviewer's review
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