Gnomes are common magical creatures featured in the television show American Dragon: Jake Long. They are no taller than a child. They first appear in Season 2, in "Family Business", and make recurring appearances through the rest of the Season. A Gnome was also featured in "Young at Heart".
Gnomes are often mistaken for Pygmy Elves.
Gnomes are extremely short and often stout humanoid creatures. Most of them grow a white beard and always have a red, pointy hat on top of their head. They mostly wear tunics with leather belts, pants, and shoes.
Life in the Magical World
Gnomes are similar to Dwarves in many respects, but they spend a lot more time outdoors. Gnomes love gardening and have been known to tend not only their own gardens, but those of their neighbors as well (regardless if they were asked to or not). Most Gnomes live in rural settings, where they run organic farms or free-range chicken ranches.
However, a city the size of New York City does have its share of urban Gnomes. They are hard-working folk and many of them own their own businesses. Green grocers, woodworkers, leather craft, toy makers - these are typical Gnome occupations.
- In folklore, Gnomes are often considered as earth-dwellers, creatures living underground;
- Gnomes are the inspiration for garden gnome statues;
- Gnomes always wear a tall hat because that's where they store all of their belongings;
- In the series, over 75% of all organic produce in the United States comes from Gnome farms;
- A Gnome named Mister Krunkers works at the Department of Magical Creatures as a surrogate guardee.