Age Level: 9 - 12 | Grade Level: 4th and up
Almut is a big boned, short gnome on the last leg of his journey to find a cure for his sister's disease. His journey has been difficult, but it's about to get worse. He's accidentally entered a powerful sorcerer's home, invading the old man's privacy. Now, the sorcerer is determined to teach Almut a lesson with confusing words and some smooth jazz.
Almut the Gnome is a 3800 word laugh out loud, short story by Marcus Emerson and is also available in Out of Bounds: More Fantastical Short Stories For Kids.