The Secret Book of Gnomes

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The Secret Book of Gnomes
AuthorWil Huygen
GenreChildren's literature, Mockumentary
Media typePrint (hardcover and paperback)

The Secret Book of Gnomes is a series of books about gnomes designed for children. They contain fictional stories and guides about how gnomes live in harmony with their environment, such as what a gnome has in his first aid kit and how a gnome's house is built. The books were written by the Dutch author Wil Huygen and illustrator Rien Poortvliet, though they have claimed that parts were written by a gnome called David. Those authors also created another series about gnomes entitled The Gnomes.[1][2] That later was used as a basis for the television shows David the Gnome and Wisdom of the Gnomes by BRB Internacional.


  1. ^ O'Connor, John J. (1980-11-11). "TV: Animated 'Gnomes'and Saturn Rendezvous". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-08-14.
  2. ^ Lingeman, Richard R. (1977-12-25). "Snotgurgles Were Enemies". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-08-14.