The Gnomes' Winter Journey

Ernst Kreidolf

Price:
£10.99
Availability:
Available to buy

Quick Look

  • An enchanting winter tale from renowned Swiss artist Ernst Kreidolf illustrated in a style reminiscent of Sybille von Olfers
  • Three gnomes make a snowy journey with the help of some new friends
  • Full of winter fun -- sledging, snowball fights, tobogganing and a delicious feast with the Winter Queen
  • Available for the first time in English

An enchanting winter tale from renowned Swiss artist Ernst Kreidolf in a style reminiscent of Sybille von Olfers. The woodland gnomes set off on a snowy journey to visit their mountain cousins. What fun will they have when they arrive?

Format:
hardback
Size:
207 x 277 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Picture Books
Illustrations:
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 4 to 7 years
Extent:
32 pages
ISBN:
9781782504375
Publication date:
21 Sep 2017

Description

The woodland gnomes are excited to visit their cousins the mountain gnomes. Their journey takes them through the cold forest and over snowy hills, with the help of a sledge pulled by squirrels. When they finally arrive at their cousins' icy home there's fun to be had -- snowball fights, tobogganing and a delicious feast with the elegant Winter Queen.

Available in English for the first time, this classic and magical winter story is beautifully illustrated by renowned Swiss artist Ernst Kreidolf in a style reminiscent of Sybille von Olfers.

Reviews

'An engaging story... with fun drawings.'
-- Midwest Book Review

'This attractive book is translated from a classic, wintry, German tale. Full of fun and mischief... The gentle text and enchanting illustrations combine to make this both a perfect book to share and an ideal read for the child who wants to settle in a corner with a captivating story.'
-- Carousel

'A fantastic snowy tale of the woodland gnomes who visit their mountain cousins and meet the Winter Queen.'
-- Juno

'The illustrations in wintry muted hues complement the story and add to the fun... This would be a good choice for a winter story time.'
-- Youth Services Book Review

'(A)n unusual and delightful adventure... You will immediately be enchanted by the three endearing little bearded fellows with cone-shaped hats... You will surely admire each drawing by the renowned Swiss painter, author, and illustrator, Ernst Kreidolf.'
-- Vermont Country Sampler

'A beautiful winter treat, The Gnomes' Winter Journey is a traditional tale that feels a little bit like it might be something straight out of Narnia... The illustrations are deft and magical, and the story feels like a timeless clasic that parents will enjoy reading too.'
-- School Library Association

Author

Ernst Kreidolf (1863-1956) was a Swiss artist best known for illustrating children's books about flower fairies and other little folk.

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