Rien poortvliet's Gnomes
The delightful classic Gnomes
The beloved Gnomes ("Leven en werken van de kabouter" in dutch) 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.
Forty years later, this beautifully illustrated book continues to bring joy to readers of all ages. To the right, the 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.