There was once . . . a smart gnome called Handsome and a tatty gnome called Gruesome. The evil scarecrow in the garden was especially mean to poor Gruesome and plotted to get rid of the gnomes. But his plan might just backfire . . .
Author Laurence Anholt has been writing children's books since 1984, many illustrated by his wife Cathy, but he also works with other artists and illustrates himself. His books have been won the Smarties Gold Award twice, as well as numerous other prizes, and he is among the top 100 most-borrowed authors on PLR. He was also listed as one of the Top 10 Children's Authors in the UK in the Independent on Sunday. Arthur Robins is a hugely talented illustrator who in addition to illustrating children's books, also provides pictures for magazines, newspapers and advertisements. He has illustrated over 20 books for Orchard.