The Elves and the Shoemaker (Little Golden Books)

by Eric Suben (Author) Annie Won (Illustrator)

The Elves and the Shoemaker (Little Golden Books)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

A Little Golden Book retelling of a favorite Grimm's fairy tale, beloved by generations!

This classic fairy tale about two selfless shoemaking elves shows the joy that comes from giving--and receiving--generosity and kindness.

Preschoolers will be captivated by the story of the poor shoemaker and his wife, who are surprised to find beautifully made shoes sitting on their workbench, which are soon snapped up by wealthy customers. In thanks, the shoemaker and his wife sew warm little outfits for the elves!

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Eric Suben
JACOB (1785-1863) and WILHELM GRIMM (1786-1859) were German academics, cultural researchers, lexicographers, and authors who together collected and published folklore during the 19th century. They popularized stories such as "Cinderella," "The Frog Prince," "The Goose-Girl," "Hansel and Gretel," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Sleeping Beauty," and "Snow White." Their first collection of folk tales, Children's and Household Tales, was published in 1812.

ERIC SUBEN is an attorney in New York as well as a prolific author of children's books and "how to" books on writing.

ANNIE WON received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, in New York City. She is the illustrator of the picture book In the Quiet, Noisy Woods and two titles for Little Golden Books: The Elves and the Shoemaker and Margaret Wise Brown's The Whispering Rabbit. Learn about her work at
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Golden Books
Publication date
September 20, 2018
Little Golden Books
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV048000 - Juvenile Fiction | Clothing & Dress
JUV012040 - Juvenile Fiction | Fairy Tales & Folklore | Adaptations
Library of Congress categories
Fairy tales
Pictorial works
Children's stories

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