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Game of Gnomes

Game of Gnomes

The Gnome Series

Kirsten Mayer; illustrated by Laura K. Horton






On Sale: 11/14/2017

ISBN: 9781250198969

40 Pages, Ages 3-6

The Winter Gnome Games are coming to the Gnome Garden!

This is great news for Ginger. Every gnome in the Garden calls Ginger nicknames like “red” or “curly” because of her hair, but this Winter sports competition is the perfect chance to make a name for herself—her own name!

Gnomes compete in downhill sledding, figure skating, and curling, but Ginger can’t help showing off some daring skills in each event! Her rule-busting moves put her on thin ice with the judges. But when her friend Al needs help, Ginger proves with courage and creativity that she’s more than her appearance.

Game of Gnomes by Kirsten Mayer is a funny, sweet, and witty picture book about perseverance and blazing your own trail.

Don’t miss Ginger’s friend Al’s adventure in Go BIG or Go Gnome!

An Imprint Book

Praise for Game of Gnomes

Go BIG or Go Gnome:

"Offers younger readers clear enough hope that it's OK to be different." —Kirkus Reviews

"Even readers not hip to the various puns will find the array of extravagantly sculptured facial hair on display chortle-worthy . . . or, as Gnorm puts it, “gnome-tastic!” —Booklist

"Debut illustrator Horton ... achieves a fine blend of the comic and the pretty in her mixed-media drawings." —Publishers Weekly

"A fun read-aloud about being true to oneself." —School Library Journal


Kirsten Mayer; illustrated by Laura K. Horton

Kirsten Mayer has written several books for children, including Go BIG or Go Gnome, Game of of Gnomes (Imprint), and a New York Times bestseller. She lives in New York City, amidst towers of books and shoes, with two bratty cats and one patient husband.

Laura K. Horton grew up with two rowdy older brothers, a vast collection of books, and a muddy creek in the backyard. She has always had a passion for family, creativity, and imagination. Laura earned her BFA in illustration and animation from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. When she's not working, Laura can be found drinking tea, reading, and writing stories. She currently lives in Bountiful, Utah, with her family.

Kirsten Mayer

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Laura K. Horton