The Marvelous Land of Snergs (Hardcover)
"Cossanteli brilliantly revives and reworks this British classic from 1927 for a new generation. The story follows two orphans, Pip and Flora, on a series of adventures featuring goblins, witches, and a host of fantastical species, such as Snergs and Crocopotami. The original story by E.A. Wyke-Smith served as one of J.R.R. Tolkein’s many sources of inspiration for The Hobbit, and it’s not hard to see how given that the Snergs are a race of fun-loving short folk who enjoy to feast and dance day after day. This is perfect for the child who loves whimsical tales like Alice and Wonderland and A Series of Unfortunate Events."--Reviewed by Cristina
A funny, quirky, brand-new story based on E.A. Wyke-Smith's classic, the inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, featuring wonderful illustrations from Melissa Castrill n.
At the Sunny Bay Home for Superfluous and Accidentally Parentless Children, Pip and Flora were never good at following the rules. When Flora is kidnapped, they find themselves in the Marvelous Land of Snergs, a magical place of cinnamon bears and scrumptious feasts, vegan ogres and disgraced jesters, and a villain dressed entirely in purple.
Their main ally is the forgetful but lovable snerg, Gorbo, who promises to lead them home. That is, if they can get past the wicked Widow Meldrum and her dastardly schemes.
A must-read fantasy adventure full of humor and charm, this whimsical delight will enchant Tolkien enthusiasts both young and old.
"I should like to record my own love and my children's love of E. A. Wyke-Smith's Marvelous Land of Snergs ... and of Gorbo, jewel of a companion in an escapade."--J.R.R. Tolkien