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.
'B.B.' was born as D. J. Watkins-Pitchford in 1905 in Northamptonshire. He studied at the Royal College of Art and was for many years the art master at Rugby School. He has written many books for both children and adults, all of which reflect his naturalist's knowledge and passion for the countryside. The Little Grey Men and its sequel, Down the Bright Stream, are two of his most well-known and best-loved books and in 1942 The Little Grey Men won the prestigious Carnegie Medal.