The One Great Gnome
In the spirit of Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz, this story introduces readers to the hidden magical—and mysterious—world of gnomes, elves, and trolls.
Eleven-year-old Sarah moves with her family from New York City to rural Hadley, Connecticut. She’s eager to explore her new home and meet new friends, but she never expected to befriend an old garden gnome.
Readers join Sarah as she is drawn into a secret world under our feet. Sarah uses her instincts to calm old rivalries and help the underworld elves, gnomes, and more join her in the upperworld.
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|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Red Chair Press|
|Imprint||One Elm Books|
|Number of Pages||128|
“The One Great Gnome is an endlessly fun middle grade adventure.”—Foreword Reviews
“A brief fantasy tale that may appeal to readers who aren’t usually fans of the genre.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author: Jeff Dinardo
Always looking to make kids smile, Jeff Dinardo fills his books with humor and silliness. When not writing, Jeff runs a successful design firm specializing in books for use in classrooms.
Illustrator: Jhon Ortiz
Jhon Ortiz is a 3D character animator and illustrator from Valencia, Spain. He describes himself as a dreamer who always looks for new stories and adventures.
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The One Great Gnome
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