It’s time now to unleash the child’s imagination into the real world, as opposed to the imaginary world of authors such as Tolkien, who seems to have been replicated so frequently in an inferior way as to the resulting books being meaningless. MacGnome is a wooden Scottish gnome with special powers given to the wood he was carved from due to a dramatic lightening strike, whereby he could exhibit feelings. Two boys, Jamie Harris and his friend Todd, kidnap MacGnome and take him on a school field trip to Canada with the full intention of eventually returning him. This upsets Mr. Spenser, the elderly widower, who kept the gnome in his garden as a reminder of his late wife and the many happy times they spent together in Scotland, where they bought the gnome. Macgnome encounters a series of adventures in Canada, before, eventually, he finds himself taken back to Britain and is reunited with Mr Spenser, uninjured and with no harm done. So, all ends happily for Mr Spenser but Jamie and Todd get a severe reprimand from the Police Officer dealing with the case. As well as being highly entertaining, the story presents the child reader an important moral – that some people’s selfish actions, regarded as a joke, can have upsetting consequences for those who have an emotional, nostalgic attachment to certain possessions.