Over the Hills and Far Away

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Over the Hills and Far Away: Stories of Dwarfs, Fairies, Gnomes, and Elves from around Europe

This is an exciting new edition of a classic storybook anthology, illustrated for the first time in colour by bestselling author Daniela Drescher.

The book is a collection of forty stories from around Europe about gnomes, dwarfs, leprechauns, fairies and little folk. The stories come from Ireland, Germany, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, England, Flanders and Scandinavia.

Table of Contents

A Word About Dwarfs
The Venetians, Switzerland
The Dwarf Baptism, Switzerland
The Song of the Gnomes, Switzerland
The Dwarf Who Was Refused Shelter, Switzerland
The Gnome’s Gifts, Switzerland
The Griffin-bird, Switzerland
Thw Mountain-gnome’s Warning, Switzerland
The Maid and the Kobolds, Switzerland
The Mountian with Golden Feet, Austria
Kate Crackernuts, England
The Dwarfs of Grindlewald, Switzerland
Tom-Tit-Tot, England
The Grateful Dwarf, Switzerland
The Helpful Mountain-gnome, Switzerland
The Hired Cow, Switzerland
David Wright and the Faires, Scotland
The Goatherd of Kloster, Switzerland
The Little One, Scotland
The Field of Boliauns, Ireland
The Punishment of the Mountain-gnome, Austria
The Herd-boy, Sweden
Luran and the Faries, Scotland
The Green Glass Bottle, Ireland
The Farmer and the Fairy Hillock, Scotland
The Brownie of Rothiemurchus, Scotland
The Blacksmith’s Apprentice, Flanders
The Magic Lamp, Flanders
The Smith and the Grateful Dwarf, Flanders
The Wigmaker and the Dwarfs, Flanders
The White Dove, Germany
The Long Nose, Germany
Hurleburlebutz, Germany
Thw White Wolf, Germany
The Little Old Man, Germany
Jack and his Little Flute, Germany
Dream-Hänsel, Germany
The Little Man of the Chest, Germany
The Gifts of the Little Folk, Germany
The Wicked Dwarf, Spain

About the Author

Daniela Drescher was born in Munich and trained in art therapy. She is the author and illustrator of more than twenty books for children, which are now available in several languages. Her best known books include In the Land of Fairies, In the Land of Elves, In the Land of Merfolk, What’s Hiding in There?, the Little Fairy stories and the Pippa and Pelle stories.

Additional information

Weight 41 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 0.75 × 11.5 in


Daniela Drescher, Ineke Verschuren






March 2010






6 – 10 years


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