Shortlisted for Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize 2009
Oli and Skipjack have a plan: to punish mean old Mr Grimble by kidnapping all his garden gnomes. The world’s best cat burglar also has a plan: to become very rich by stealing the Black Star diamond from the town museum. When these two plans collide – it’s trouble!
‘Oli and Skipjack have all the makings of a classic pairing… Ceci Jenkinson has an instinctive feel for her audience and writes with pace and humour.’ The Daily Telegraph
‘Jenkinson’s style is quirky and extremely funny and the pacing is brilliant. This book quickly becomes impossible to put down so don’t be surprised if you find your children reading this under the bedclothes with a torch long after lights out.’ The Irish News
‘A brilliant little book… I can only say GIVE US MORE!’ The Bookfiends Kingdom
‘I think this book is very funny and I recommend it to everyone’ Josh Gallagher, 9, Sunday Express
‘Ceci Jenkinson has a cheeky, fast-paced humour. Using every page as a platform for great story-telling, this wildly Welsh author does what all young fiction should do: wonderfully entertain within the confines of concise chapters. Quick on its comedy feet, Gnomes are Forever is a very enjoyable addition to boisterous boy fiction.’ – John Cook, Waterstone’s Bath.