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The Elves And The Shoemaker

Written by Katie Daynes

Part of the Young Reading Series 1 Series

Featured Books for 3+ readers Traditional Tales

LoveReading View on The Elves And The Shoemaker

Young Reading: Series One. The beautiful story of a couple of elves who are the making of a 'down at heel' shoemaker. This level is perfect for children just starting to read confidently on their own. These are 48 pages in length with 1000-1500 words. They use fairly short, simple sentences and everyday vocabulary. Typically, these titles contain several short stories or one longer story divided into chapters. Fables, folk tales, history and contemporary fiction form the mainstay of this level.


The Elves and the Shoemaker is an absolutely gorgeous retelling of the Grimm Brothers classic tale complete with the most exquisite illustrations we’ve seen for a very long while.  You’ll marvel at the colours and the intricacies of each and every shoe and the moving storyline.  Beware though; there is a downside to this book in that it is guaranteed to make your toddler a shoe fanatic from a very early age!


The Elves And The Shoemaker Synopsis

This series of books combines good stories with easy reading text for children aged six to seven years and over who have just started reading alone. The series has been developed with Alison Kelly who is an expert in early reading.

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781845394127
Publication date: 27/08/2009
Publisher: Meadowside Children's Books
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781845394134
Publication date: 27/08/2009
Publisher: Meadowside Children's Books
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780746063033
Publication date: 27/05/2004
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780746063033
Publication date: 27th May 2004
Author: Katie Daynes
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 48 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers
Genres: Traditional Tales

About Katie Daynes

Katie studied languages at Cambridge University and soon discovered it wasn’t just French or Italian she loved, but language itself. Her first job was writing reviews of curry houses in verse. Her second was writing science and business articles. Her third and favourite job is writing educational books for children. She loves tackling new subjects and making them come alive for young readers. So far she has written about everything from trucks and toilets to space and Churchill.Katie now has two little children of her own and they are definitely her fiercest critics.

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