The Gnomes' Winter Journey

By Ernst Kreidolf

Format: Hardback

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?

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Floris Books

Floris Books is an independent publishing company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2016 Floris won the Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the Year. Floris Books is the largest children's book publisher in Scotland and are well known for the Kelpies range of Scottish children's books. They also publish international children’s books and an extensive list of non-fiction books, including alternative education, agriculture, health, parenting and religion.

Product 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.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Format Hardback
Imprint Floris Books
Publication Date 21 Sep 2017
ISBN 9781782504375
Number of Pages 32

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Press 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

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