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Over the Hills and Far Away: Stories of Dwarfs, Fairies, Gnomes and Elves From Around Europe 2ed

by Daniela Drescher Floris Books
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Hbk 176 pages
AU$35.99 NZ$38.25
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This is an exciting new edition of a classic storybook anthology, illustrated for the first time in colour by bestselling author Daniela Drescher. The book is a collection of over sixty stories from around Europe about gnomes, dwarfs, leprechauns, fairies and little folk. The stories come from Ireland, Russia, Germany, Scotland, Spain, France, Switzerland, England, Flanders and Scandinavia.

A Word About Dwarfs The Venetians, Switzerland The Dwarf Baptism, Switzerland The Song of the Gnomes, Switzerland The Dwarf Who Was Refused Shelter, Switzerland The Gnome's Gifts, Switzerland The Griffin-bird, Switzerland Thw Mountain-gnome's Warning, Switzerland The Maid and the Kobolds, Switzerland The Mountian with Golden Feet, Austria Kate Crackernuts, England The Dwarfs of Grindlewald, Switzerland Tom-Tit-Tot, England The Grateful Dwarf, Switzerland The Helpful Mountain-gnome, Switzerland The Hired Cow, Switzerland David Wright and the Faires, Scotland The Goatherd of Kloster, Switzerland The Little One, Scotland The Field of Boliauns, Ireland The Punishment of the Mountain-gnome, Austria The Herd-boy, Sweden Luran and the Faries, Scotland The Green Glass Bottle, Ireland The Farmer and the Fairy Hillock, Scotland The Brownie of Rothiemurchus, Scotland The Blacksmith's Apprentice, Flanders The Magic Lamp, Flanders The Smith and the Grateful Dwarf, Flanders The Wigmaker and the Dwarfs, Flanders The White Dove, Germany The Long Nose, Germany Hurleburlebutz, Germany Thw White Wolf, Germany The Little Old Man, Germany Jack and his Little Flute, Germany Dream-Hansel, Germany The Little Man of the Chest, Germany The Gifts of the Little Folk, Germany The Wicked Dwarf, Spain

'This book is illustrated throughout with beautiful, colourful pictures by Daniela Drescher that have much of interest in them and are a real delight to linger over and discuss with the young reader I thoroughly recommend this lovely book, which I think would be enjoyed by children of all ages.'--Rosemary Usselman, New View, Summer 2010'The stories vary in length and complexity, but all of them fascinate. This is a handsome resource for sharing and for independent readers to enjoy on their own.'-- Books for Keeps, July 2010
Ineke Verschuren is also the author of The Christmas Storybook and The Easter Storybook.

Daniela Drescher was born in Munich and trained in art therapy. She has worked with children for ten years and is an illustrator for a parenting magazine. She is the author and illustrator of In the Land of Fairies, In the Land of Elves, In the Land of Merfolk, The Elves’ Big Adventure, What’s Hiding in There? and Merlina the Magic Spell (all Floris Books).