The Hidden World of Gnomes

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$19.99  $18.59
Tundra Books (NY)
Publish Date
7.3 X 10.1 X 0.7 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author
LAUREN SOLOY has lived on both coasts of Canada, always within reach of the sea. She currently lives in Nova Scotia, in a house that is exactly 100 years older than she is, with her librarian husband, two curious children, an ever-expanding collection of books, two hives of bees and one grumpy cat. She has finally achieved her life goal of being able to walk through her yard, snacking on whatever fruit or berry is in season--a fact which, she figures, makes her an honorary gnome. She is the author and illustrator of When Emily Was Small and Etty Darwin and the Four Pebble Problem, as well as the illustrator of I's the B'y: The Beloved Folk Song.
A Booklist Editors' Choice for 2023

PRAISE FOR The Hidden World of Gnomes

"[This] cheeky, cheerful book is incredibly endearing . . . each page turn brings an unexpected treat. Young readers can dip in for a delightful detail or read all the way through for a deep dive into the cozy world, and Soloy concludes with a reminder that there is always magic to be found in the world around us. An utterly charming gnome tome for anyone searching for wonder." --STARRED REVIEW, Booklist

"[A]ims to make readers more attentive to nature as a source of joy. . . . Gnomish 'heart-seeing' might be the best way to appreciate this winning tribute to euphoria." --Kirkus Reviews

"In this charming guidebook to gnomes and gnome-dom, Soloy introduces . . . an ethos of being at home in the natural world." --Publishers Weekly

"In this imaginative picture book, Soloy gathers the simple moments shared by Hotchi-Mossy, Merry Pip, Beatrix Nut, Twiggy Dell, and other gnomes into a blend of field guide and scrapbook. . . . Early elementary readers will treasure the delicate details of this book and tote it along for outdoor exploration. This cozy and whimsical primer on gnomes will delight readers of all ages." --School Library Journal

"A cute, lighthearted, and fun read that I can see many readers -- young and old -- exploring and loving." --Young Adulting

"The Hidden World of Gnomes is truly distinctive: a catalogue, a meditation, a work of gentle humor and an ode to humanity, big or small." --Imaginary Elevators