It’s the first snow of winter and the forest gnomes set off to visit their mountain cousins to celebrate the coming of the Winter Queen. On their cold journey the gnomes get help from dancing snow fairies, and a sledge pulled by friendly squirrels. When the forest gnomes finally arrive at their cousins’ icy home there’s much fun to be had –snowball fights, tobogganing and a delicious feast with the elegant Winter Queen. This is a gorgeous new edition of the classic and enchanting winter story first published in 1924. Swiss artist Ernst Kreidolf’s delightful illustrations of magical little folk are reminiscent of Elsa Beskow and Sibylle von Olfers.