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Deep in the woods of Glacier National Park, artist Charlie Russell struggles to create his latest painting. With fellow artist Joe De Yong, he hikes into the wilderness to clear the cobwebs from his mind. Just as the artists disappear from sight, three gnomes funny little creatures that Charlie built from twisted branches and birch bark POP! POP! POP! to life. They know how to inspire Charlie s next masterpiece! Jumping down from the porch, they search the forest floor for just the right thing to jog his imagination. Creating an afternoon of magical mischief, author Emily Wilson crafts a modern fairy tale based on the life of Charles M. Russell (1864 1926) and his many letters. Illustrator Jeanne Bowman fills each page with the beautiful colors and wildlife of Glacier National Park, a landscape that still conjures awe in visitors today.

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