The Gnomes in the Trees

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At Jacky Foster’s eighth birthday party, he is surprised when a statue of a gnome suddenly comes alive. The gnome asks Jacky to help his family who live in a faraway place called Gnomia. Jacky and his dog Sparky go off to help. When he returns home he discovers that the gnome statue suddenly runs off into the woods. Did everything really happen or was it just a dream? Only Jacky knows for sure. The Gnomes in the Trees picture book is highly suitable for children up to 10 years of age. Rich in fantasy, full of magical moments, and brought to life with beautiful illustrations, it will capture the hearts and imaginations of children everywhere. Jacky Foster and his faithful dog Sparky will transport them into a captivating, wee world of friendly gnomes who live in a tree house in the faraway, mythical kingdom of Gnomia. But is it all just fanciful dreaming, or did his discovery really happen? Only Jacky Foster knows for certain. All the excitement of adventure and exploration may take place in a far-off world, but for children, it’s just a turn of a page away.
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About the author

C.L. Collyer, a penname for John Lofquist, was born in Canada in 1940. Raised and schooled in Toronto, he spent a great deal of his early career travelling the world extensively; an experience that helped shaped his penchant for writing. Married with children, grandchildren and stepchildren he moved to and settled in the United States in the late 1970’s relocating to Florida in 1986. As a young boy he read a great deal, starting his passion for reading with the Hardy Boy’s detective series. In school, English composition and literature soon became his favorite subject. “My primary interest is in writing books for children. Nothing in the world makes me happier than to see a child laugh or sport a huge smile and to know that I may have helped bring that on.” You can visit his site at:
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Published on
Dec 28, 2016
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Juvenile Fiction / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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