Gnomes (book)

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Wil Huygen - Gnomes.jpeg
English cover
Author Wil Huygen
Original title Leven en werken van de kabouter
Illustrator Rien Poortvliet
Country Netherlands
Language Dutch
Genre Children's literature
Publisher Van Holkema & Warendorf
Publication date
Published in English
Media type Print
Pages 212
ISBN 9026949588
OCLC 4188345
LC Class PT5881.18.U9 L47
Followed by The Secret Book of Gnomes

Gnomes (first published in Dutch in 1976 as Leven en werken van de kabouter; English, 1977), one in a series of books, was written by Wil Huygen and illustrated by Rien Poortvliet.[1] The book explains the life and habitat of gnomes in an in-universe fashion, much as a biology book would do, complete with illustrations and textbook notes.

The 1980 film Gnomes, and the series David the Gnome and Wisdom of the Gnomes are based on this book.

The book was followed by:

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  1. ^ "Gnomes & unknowns". The NY Times. Retrieved 2012-07-15.