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The Elves And The Shoemaker

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Excellent children's story about a cobbler and his wife who suddenly became very very poor. All they had left to their name was a piece of leather so before retiring for the evening the old gentleman cut out a pair of men's shoes. In the morning the shoes were perfect to boot!!! A gentleman came in and bought the pair enabling the cobbler and his wife to purchase more leat ...more
Paperback, 30 pages
Published by Scholastic Book Services (first published January 1st 1975)
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Malory Turnbull
The book starts off talking about the shoemaker being poor and how they are worried about money then it shoots to the positive. This book shows how even when your down you will always be up again you just have to believe in yourself and look for help when needed. I read this book when I was little and was obsessed with it because it was like magic how the shoes appeared. The story has a very happy fairy tale but real life situation involved. This would be a good book to read and maybe talk about ...more
I have always liked this magical little story. In this well-written edition, I especially love the illustrations of the clothes the shoemaker's wife makes for the little elves, as well as the fashions everyone else wears. It's a charming book.
I was so excited to find this in my library. It's the exact one I had as a child, and the nostalgia alone made it an invaluable experience. It's interesting to see how illustrations and color saturation in picture books have evolved over the past few decades.
I love this Freya Littledale, Brinton Turkle version for the illustrations. A version we had as a kid.
Such a great story and I love the illustrations in this version. Classic to keep on the shelves!
Kimberly Souza
I love this story and this version has such wonderful illustrations.
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