The Elves and the Shoemaker by John Cech


The Elves and the Shoemaker by John Cech

This title is suitable for children aged 4 to 7 years old. Adapted from the perennially popular folktale, first published by the Brothers Grimm in 1812, this engaging version of : The Elves and the Shoemaker features uniquely compelling and otherworldly illustrations by Kirill Chelushkin. What will the poor cobbler and his wife do: they have just enough leather to make one last pair of shoes. Luckily, good fortune smiles upon them and while the shoemaker sleeps, someone fashions the most perfect pair of shoes imaginable and a delighted customer pays twice the asking price. Who could have done such marvellous work? And will the magic continue? This is a magical and captivating story that children are sure to enjoy.

About the Author

John Cech writes plays, poetry and fiction for both children and adults and is a Professor of English at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Kirill Chelushkin was born in Moscow, Russia, where he currently resides. His work has been displayed in exhibitions around the world.

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24 pages


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Publication date

19th July 2012



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