Hidden World of Gnomes

Hidden World of Gnomes available at American Swedish Institute.
Hidden World of Gnomes available at American Swedish Institute.

Hidden World of Gnomes

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A delightful introduction and collection of facts about the secret lives of gnomes that will charm and fascinate readers of all ages.

For example, what jobs do gnomes do? Babysitting robin's eggs, squirrel-tail fluffing, storytelling. Where do they live? In gardens, forests and any place with plants, birds and bugs. What are their names? Hotchi-Mossy, Able Potter, Cob Tiggy and Puckle Swift, to name a few.

This book is an introduction to the hidden folk called gnomes, who live in a happy place they call The Pocket. Where is The Pocket, you ask?  Well, it’s all around you, all the time.

Gnomes are curious little creatures, and they’re very shy. But after reading this book, you will learn to spot the telltale signs that gnomes are around . . . and maybe even meet one.

With charming details and surprising facts, this celebration of all things gnome will enchant readers of all ages.


Lauren Soloy is the author and illustrator of When Emily was Small (Tundra Books, 2020) and Etty Darwin and the Four Pebble Problem (Tundra Books, 2021) and The Hidden World of Gnomes (Tundra Books, 2023) and the illustrator of I’s the B’y (Greystone Kids, 2022) and A Tulip in Winter, a Story About Folk Artist Maud Lewis (Greystone Kids, 2023). She has lived on both coasts of Canada, always within reach of the sea. She currently lives in a house that is exactly 100 years older than she is in rural Nova Scotia, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. She shares her home with her librarian husband, two curious children, an ever-expanding collection of books, two hives of bees, and one cat. She has a Visual Arts BFA with Honours from the University of Victoria, and a certificate of Fine Furniture from Camosun College.

Lauren Soloy has been studying gnomes her whole life, and she has created this book to share her knowledge with you.