The Elves and the Shoemaker

The Elves and the Shoemaker

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A poor shoemaker's shop is blessed with a nightly miracle: scraps of leather left on the worktable mysteriously become beautiful shoes that sell immediately the next day! When the shoemaker and his wife discover who has been bringing them good fortune, they show their gratitude by leaving a special Christmas gift.

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ISBN-13: 9780448042756
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 03/01/1972
Series: Nursery Treasure Books Series
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, aka the Brothers Grimm, set out to collect stories in the early 1800s, their goal was not to entertain children but to preserve Germanic folklore. Once the brothers saw how the stories entranced young readers, however, they began softening some of the harsher aspects to make them more suitable for children. A cornerstone of Western culture since the early 1800s, Grimm’s Fairy Tales is now one of the world’s most beloved books.

Place of Birth:

Hanau, Germany

Place of Death:

Berlin, Germany

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