The Elves and the Shoemaker (Grades 3-6)
Retold by: Ken Brinkerhoff
Illustrated by: Mikhail Belomlinsky
A long time ago, there lived a shoemaker and his wife. The shoemaker was a gifted artist, but he was clumsy, and he had trouble sewing the fine stitches of his designs with his awkward, pudgy fingers. Consequently, the shoemaker wasn't very successful, and the couple was very poor. One night, three little elves came to visit, and seeing the plight of the shoemaker, decided to break their elvish code and help him out. They had delicate, nimble fingers, and although they weren't creative artists, they were very good at sewing. This story is based on the original Grimm tale, but is presented from a different perspective, and gives the reader a new view of the old classic.
For 2 - 6 Readers
Advantage (Multi-Level) Format includes Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 3-5