Norman Does Nothing

Norman Does Nothing

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Norman is a dignified garden gnome who lives in the garden of elderly Mr Goodfellow and takes great pride in doing what gnomes are supposed to do: Nothing. He is also a keen observer of everything that happens around him, and sometimes he applies to his Inner Gnome for wisdom and strength. When Mr Goodfellow inexplicably goes away and his home is taken over by a stylish woman and a particularly annoying small girl apparently called Darling, Norman has to do a great deal of calling on his Inner Gnome. Darling seems to think he's some kind of toy, and she dresses him up and takes him for rides on her bicycle. Norman is at first horrified, but in time he starts to discover that being with Darling is fun. She opens his horizons and reveals the world to him. She makes him feel as he's never felt before. When he and Darling have a serious accident on her bike, Norman realises what it is to care deeply about another person.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 129 x 196 x 6mm | 125g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • PUFFIN
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • 0143305948
  • 9780143305941

Author information

Jen Storer has written Sing, Pepi, Sing; Haggis McGregor and the Night of the Full Moon; I Hate Sport; Tan Callahan's Secret Spy Files; and Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children. Andrew Joyner has illustrated books by humorists Ross Campbell and Wendy Harmer.show more

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