The Elves and the Shoemaker

The story is a simple one, of a poor shoemaker and his wife who suddenly find they are getting help from a mysterious source. They discover their helpers are little elves, whom are working long and hard to finish making shoes. When the man and woman become rich because of the elves, they decide they must give back to the elves in return.
Noemie Minqiu · 四月 24, 2020
  • Written by: Brothers Grimm & Jim LaMarche
  • Illustrated by: Jim LaMarche
  • Published by: Chronicle Books
  • Suggested grade level: 2nd – 3rd

Here is the classic tale of elfin magic, loved by generations of children and made new by an artist of international acclaim. Jim LaMarche’s stunning paintings, reminiscent of his earlier work in The Rainbabies, are the perfect compliment to this favorite Grimm fairy tale.

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