The Little Grey Men, Paperback
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The last four gnomes in Britain live on the banks of the bubbling Folly brook.

They are perfectly happy with their quiet life, except, that is, for one ...Cloudberry.

Restless and longing for adventure, Cloudberry sets off to follow his dream.

But when he doesn't return, the remaining gnomes must set off on their own adventure to find him.

This is the story of the brothers' epic journey in search of Cloudberry and is set against the background of the English countryside, beginning in spring, continuing through summer, and concluding in autumn, when the first frosts start to arrive.

This enchanting tale was the winner of the prestigious Carnegie Medal and features the author's own beautiful illustrations throughout.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages, Black & White
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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  • Category: Classic
  • ISBN: 9780192793508



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A brilliant, enchanting tale of a bygone age, in England, told by a true lover of natural history & folklore. Very evocative, and great writing. You really do want to know what is going to happen next. A great book to read aloud to younger children & a brilliant keepsake for older children. Read it & feel the magic