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No country for old gnomes, Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne

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No country for old gnomes
Title
No country for old gnomes
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Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Go big or go gnome. The new York Times bestselling authors of Kill the Farm Boy return to the world of Pell, the irreverent fantasy universe that recalls Monty Python and Terry Pratchett. War is coming, and it's gonna be Pell. On one side stand the gnomes: smol, cheerful, possessing tidy cardigans and no taste for cruelty. On the other side sit the halflings, proudly astride their war alpacas, carrying bags of grenades and hungry for a fight. And pretty much anything else. It takes only one halfling bomb and Offi Numminen's world is turned upside down--or downside up, really, since he lives in a hole in the ground. His goth cardigans and aggressive melancholy set him apart from the other gnomes, as does his decision to fight back against their halfling oppressors. Suddenly Offi is the leader of a band of lovable misfits and outcasts--from a gryphon who would literally kill for omelets to a young dwarf herbalist who is better with bees than with his cudgel to an assertive and cheerful teen witch with a beard as long as her book of curses--all on a journey to the Toot Towers to confront the dastardly villain intent on tearing Pell asunder. These adventurers never fit in anywhere else, but as they become friends, fight mermaids, and get really angry at this one raccoon, they learn that there's nothing more heroic than being yourself. In No Country for Old Gnomes, Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne lovingly tweak the tropes of fantasy and fairy tales. Here you'll find goofy jokes and whimsical puns, but you'll also find a diverse, feminist, and lighthearted approach to fantasy that will bring a smile to your face and many fine cheeses to your plate"--
  • "War is coming, and it's gonna be Pell. On one side stand the gnomes: smol, cheerful, possessing tidy cardigans and no taste for cruelty. On the other side sit the halflings, proudly astride their war alpacas, carrying bags of grenades and hungry for a fight. And pretty much anything else. It takes only one halfling bomb, and Offi Numminen's world is turned upside down--or downside up, really, since he lives in a hole in the ground. His goth cardigans and aggressive melancholy set him apart from the other gnomes, as does his decision to fight back against their halfling oppressors. Suddenly Offi is the leader of a band of lovable misfits and outcasts--from a gryphon who would literally kill for omelets--a young dwarf herbalist who is better with bees than his cudgel to an assertive and cheerful teen witch with a beard as long as her book of curses--all on a journey to the Toot Towers to confront the dastardly villain intent on tearing Pell asunder. These adventurers never fit in anywhere else, but as they become friends, fight mermaids, and get really angry at this one raccoon, they learn that there's nothing more heroic than being yourself. In No Country for Old Gnomes, Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne lovingly tweak the tropes of fantasy. Here you'll find goofy jokes and whimsical puns, but you'll also find a diverse, feminist, and lighthearted approach to fantasy that will bring a smile to your face and many fine cheeses to your plate"--
  • War is coming, and it's gonna be Pell. On one side stand the gnomes: smol, cheerful, possessing tidy cardigans and no taste for cruelty. On the other side sit the halflings, proudly astride their war alpacas, carrying bags of grenades and hungry for a fight. It takes only one halfling bomb and Offi Numminen's world is turned upside down-- or downside up, really, since he lives in a hole in the ground. His goth cardigans and aggressive melancholy set him apart from the other gnomes, as does his decision to fight back against their halfling oppressors. Suddenly Offi is the leader of a band of lovable misfits and outcasts, all on a journey to the Toot Towers to confront the dastardly villain intent on tearing Pell asunder. -- adapted from publisher info
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The latest madcap adventure in the irreverent fantasy universe of Pell, where a goth gnome distinguishes himself from his cardigan-wearing brethren by fighting back against the warmongering, alpaca-riding halflings
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Loan Stars Favourites, 2019
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10764031
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TEFOD
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Dawson, Delilah S
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.E264
LC item number
N6 2019eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Hearne, Kevin
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True
Series statement
The Tales of Pell
Series volume
2
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  • Quests (Expeditions)
  • Magic
  • Gnomes
  • Imaginary wars and battles
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Fantasy fiction
Target audience
adult
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No country for old gnomes, Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne
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Sequel to: Kill the farm boy
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unknown
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (392 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781524797782
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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00097695-359e-4cc0-8830-0ad2dae7ad76
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  • (OCoLC)1097596312
  • on1097596312
  • 3176679
Label
No country for old gnomes, Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
Sequel to: Kill the farm boy
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (392 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781524797782
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
map.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
00097695-359e-4cc0-8830-0ad2dae7ad76
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1097596312
  • on1097596312
  • 3176679

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