Years ago, I had bequeathed my collection of The Secret Book Of Gnomes to a cousin of mine, to share with her children. Two days ago, she reminded me that she had them and gave them back to, my now, 4-year-old son. I had completely forgotten the magical lessons of Gnomes that author Wil Huygen shared with the world in his collections of books.
The books are filled with magical ethnobotanical adventures and inventions to help us understand and protect the natural world. David the Gnome and his family, with small bodies and human sized hearts, were sent as a gift to the world to protect all animals and plants. This protagonist spoke frankly to the reader about how humanity, through time began to desecrate nature and the ancient medicine and teaching of animals and plants.
I encourage anyone that loves nature and wants to inspire their child or child-like curiosity to explore these books and lessons. They are truly magic.
“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.“
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