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Series: NYRB Kids
ISBN: 9781681376547
Pages: 256
Publication Date: April 12, 2022

The Little Grey Men Go Down the Bright Stream

by BB

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Sneezewort, Baldmoney, Dodder, and Cloudberry are the last gnomes in Britain. Life along the Folly Brook, where the gnomes live companionably with the birds and beasts, is wild and wet, just as they like it. But one spring day, waking up from a long winter sleep, the gnomes are confronted by an inescapable fact: their brook is drying up and will soon be uninhabitable.

A sequel to BB’s award-winning The Little Grey Men, this novel is about the gnomes’ perilous and daring search for a new home. Warwickshire and the rest of their beloved country has been despoiled by men, and the gnomes must find another place as wild and wet as their home once was.

Part fantasy, part ecological parable, The Little Grey Men Go Down the Bright Stream was first published in 1948 and remains as exciting, poignant, and far-seeing as ever.