Gnomey and Froggie

Gnomey and Froggie

by Joshua M. Vine

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Gnomey is a little boy gnome who lives in the forest with his parents, at the base of an enormous tree. He is only six inches tall, but he proves to the whole gnome village that even little people can do very important things. This is the story of how Gnomey first came to meet his best friend, Mister Froggie. Together, they save the gnome village from a giant puppy, who loves to dig up the gnome's gardens. In the end, Gnomey and Froggie leap to victory and save the day!


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ISBN-13: 9781477275290
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 10/05/2012
Pages: 46
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.12(d)

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Gnomey and Froggie


By Joshua Vine

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Copyright © 2012 Joshua Vine
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ISBN: 978-1-4772-7529-0


Chapter One

Gnomey is a little boy gnome who is only six inches tall and wears a red hat. He lives in the forest, inside of a huge tree, with his mother and father. There is a little stream that goes by his tree. Gnomey likes to sit on the roots of his tree and watch all of the little fishes swimming in the stream. And he likes to listen to the water, because the water makes a nice sound as it rushes and gushes and splashes over the rocks. Sometimes Gnomey sits for hours watching the fishes, and listening to the water. Gnomes are very good at sitting still and being quiet. But sometimes, Gnomey likes to do other things....

One day, Gnomey was watching his mother doing her work inside of their tree house. She was making a really big blanket, with lots of colors. Gnomey's mother made beautiful blankets. Her blankets were so fluffy and snuggly, that everybody wanted to have one on their bed. After watching her for awhile, Gnomey asked his mother "Can I help you make that blanket?"

"Not right now, Gnomey" she said. "As you can see, I am working on this big loom. This loom has a lot of moving parts, and it's too difficult for a little boy gnome. But you can help me tomorrow, when I bring the blankets to the village."

"Ok, I will help you tomorrow" said Gnomey. But he wasn't very happy about waiting till tomorrow.

So Gnomey went outside to his father's workshop. His father was making a golden bell. He made lots of different kinds of bells. Small bells, big bells, and medium size bells. Some were hanging from the ceiling, and even more of them were stacked up on the floor. Gnomey's father was very good at making bells, and everybody wanted one. Gnomes really love to hear them ring, ring, ring!

"Hey Dad, can I help you make that bell?" said Gnomey.

"Not right now, son" said his father. "As you can see, I am using this big fire to melt the gold. When I pour it into this mold, it is very, very hot! It's too dangerous for a little boy gnome. But you can help me tomorrow, when the bells aren't hot anymore. We will clean and polish them to make them shiny."

"Ok, I will help you tomorrow" said Gnomey. But he wasn't very happy about waiting till tomorrow.

"Maybe my friend can play with me today" thought Gnomey. So he walked over to his friend's house. His friend lived in another tree not too far away, and his name was Gourdie. Gnomey knocked on the front door, and Gourdie opened it up and said "Hi, Gnomey! How are you today?"

"I was hoping you could come outside and play with me" said Gnomey.

"I'm sorry, I can't play with you today" said Gourdie. "I'm helping my mom and dad pick carrots".

Gnomey saw Gourdie's mother and father working in the garden. They already had a big wheelbarrow full of carrots.

"Then after we pick all the carrots, we have to take them to the village and sell them" said Gourdie. "But I can play with you tomorrow".

"Ok, we'll play tomorrow" said Gnomey. But he wasn't very happy about waiting till tomorrow.

"What am I going to do now?" said Gnomey. He was feeling sad because nobody had any time for him today. So he decided to take a walk through the forest. There were lots of little paths that he could walk on. Gnomey had been on most of them with his mother and father before. He knew that one path went to another village where hundreds of gnomes lived. He knew that one path went way down, down, down to the big river. Another path went by a field with a pony, and that is the one he decided to take. It was a very nice day. The birds were singing, and the butterflies were flapping their colorful wings. But Gnomey still wasn't feeling very happy. He just kept walking and walking along the path, and he wasn't paying attention to where he was going.

He walked and walked and walked some more, when finally ... he came to a place he had never been before. It was dark in this part of the forest, and not much sunlight came down through the trees. When he looked up, he saw a big scary owl sitting on a branch. The owl was looking right down at him, and it went "Wooo hooo hooo!!" really loud. Gnomey knew that owls are a kind of bird, and birds are supposed to be nice animals. But he was still scared of the owl anyway, because it had big yellow eyes. Then Gnomey saw some mean looking spiders, sitting in their spider webs. That is when he started running as fast as he could. He did not like this part of the forest, and he really, really did not like spiders!

(Continues...)



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