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The Elves and the Shoemaker by Paul Galdone

The Elves and the Shoemaker

by Paul Galdone

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This was such a cute book! This was an entertaining book that had really great illustrations also. It has a secret sort of meaning behind it too showing kindness and receiving gratitude. ( )
  Oliviacap | Nov 20, 2016 |
Classic tale
that all children will love and enjoy!
  SmuckersLewis | Oct 4, 2016 |
A poor shoemaker found himself with only enough leather for one more pair of shoes to make. He cut the leather and headed to bed so the next day he would be able to make the best shoes he could. The next morning he awoke to a strange bit of good fortune, the shoes were perfectly made and sitting on his table. Soon, a man came in and paid a good sum for these shoes and the shoemaker was able to buy more leather. Like the previous day, he cut the leather and left it on the table for the day to come. The cycle continued as customers would come into the store and pay nice amounts for the shoes. After some time, the shoemaker became curious to see what or who was helping him out at night. The shoemaker and his wife decided to stay awake, hid, and see what would happen. That night much to their surprise two naked elfs arrived and started making the shoes like every night before. Knowing who was now the helpers, the wife thought about repayment for their help. In return she made me outfits, even the shoemaker created them shoes. That night instead of leather, they were left clothes. The elfs were ecstatic and so thankful, they now had clothes so they no longer had to be cobblers. They elfs left the house that night and never returned, although they left, the shoemaker and his wife still continued to make money.
I have never heard about this story before and I enjoyed getting to read it. I thought that it was well written and flowed as if someone were orally telling me rather than reading. I thought that it was a cute story that had a really nice meaning behind it. ( )
  mlanford3 | Feb 17, 2016 |
This book teaches children about kindness and hard work. It was a great tale about elves, and a married couple that has a happy ending.
  khand | Sep 27, 2011 |
A fictional story about a shoemaker who has magical elves who come in after he has closed to help him finish his work ( )
  mjhartley | Nov 21, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0899194222, Paperback)

In this faithful retelling of the classic Grimm Brothers tale, the illustrations capture the kindness of the shoemaker and the magic of the two elves who help him.

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When the poor shoemaker and his wife discover the two naked little elves who have helped them become successful, they sew fine outfits for them.

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