The Elves and the Shoemaker by Deanna McFadden
  

The Elves and the Shoemaker

Written by Deanna McFadden
Illustrated by Marcos Calo

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Synopsis

The Elves and the Shoemaker by Deanna McFadden

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. Then, good fortune suddenly smiles upon them. 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 marvelous work? And will the magic continue? A captivating story that children are sure to enjoy.

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Praise for The Elves and the Shoemaker

[A] strikingly illustrated and well-written retelling. School Library Journal

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Smooth, transparent retelling . . . lit by touches of lyricism. Washington Post

[A] strikingly illustrated and well-written retelling. -- School Library Journal

Stellar retelling . . . wonderfully atmospheric. -- The Globe and Mail

About the Author

John Cech is a professor of English at the University of Florida where he is the Director of the Center for Children's Literature and Culture. He was the creator, producer, and host of the daily public radio programme Recess! about the cultures of childhood. He has served as the President of the Children's Literature Association and received the Anne Devereaux Jordan Award for his contributions to children's literature. John has written seven books in the Classic Fairy Tale Collection for Sterling, in addition to retellings of Aesop's Fables, illustrated by Martin Jarrie, and The Nutcracker, illustrated by Eric Puybaret. 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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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Deanna McFadden
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Publisher

Sterling an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co Inc

Publication date

6th October 2015

ISBN

9781454916765


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