The Elves and the Shoemaker

The Elves and the Shoemaker 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 R

  • Title: The Elves and the Shoemaker
  • Author: Jim LaMarche Jacob Grimm Wilhelm Grimm
  • ISBN: 9780811834773
  • Page: 250
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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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    1. Jim LaMarche Jacob Grimm Wilhelm Grimm

      Jim LaMarche is the illustrator of than twenty books for children, including Dennis Haseley s A Story for Bear The Carousel by Liz Rosenberg The Rainbabies by Laura Krauss Melmed and Albert by Donna Jo Napoli He is the author illustrator of The Raft Jim LaMarche grew up in Wisconsin and now lives in California.

    241 thoughts on “The Elves and the Shoemaker”

    1. I'm actually confused right now. This story holds a lot of implicit meanings behind it:1. It sheds the light on handicrafts. How the development and emergence of factories began to hurt the interests of professionals, "() with all the big factories springing up all over the city, it’s hard to make a living as a shoemaker these days."2. The craftsmen were paid little money, during the period in which the story was told. Unlike today, the craftsmen, and specifically "The handmade" shoemakers, ar [...]


    2. This is a lovely, loving retelling of the Brothers Grimm story. LaMarche's illustrations glow with warmth, joy and detail. I love the happy, elderly shoemaker and his wife--they are just about the cutest old couple ever! And the elves are darling. I love the slightly wild aspect to them, and the little details (like the girl wearing a dress made from a coffee bean sack). There is a Christmas scene that could make this a nice tie-in for a holiday read, though it is not specifically a Christmas th [...]


    3. We watched this story on DVD as part of 's Storybook Treasures. The story is not truly animated, but the illustrations are shown with various zooming techniques throughout as a read-along narrative is depicted. This story was narrated by Patrick Stewart and the illustrations by Jim LaMarche are very sweet and entertaining. We really enjoyed watching this story together. It's a very nice version of the classic tale by Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm and Wilhem Karl Grimm.


    4. The Elves and the Shoemaker is the classic fairytale by the Brothers Grimm. The version I have used is added to by illustrations by Jim LaMarche. The illustrations really bring the story to life and lends itself very well to reading aloud to a class.The book tells the story of a poor shoemaker who is kind but can not sell any of his shoes. One night, the shoemaker leaves his last bit of material out. A group of elves are watching and feel sorry for the kind shoemaker. They decide to stitch up a [...]


    5. Grades: 3rd-4thThe Elves and Shoemaker is appropriate for students in the 3rd and 4th grade because it has more words on the page and it is longer. I liked the meaning of this folktale. It had a sentimental feel to it. I think this book displays an important moral as well as having detailed illustrations to go along with the story. I would use this book as an example of the illustrations to show the students what it means to have the illustrations supporting the text of the story. This tale coul [...]


    6. In this story there is an old shoemaker and his wife. They were poor and only had enough leather to make one pair of shoes. The shoemaker decided to cut out the shoes and finish them in the morning, but little did he know they were already finished when he woke up. The buyer paid twice the amount. This gave the Shoemaker enough money to buy leather for two pairs of shoes. Just like the night before the Shoemaker wakes up to more shoes. The Shoemaker and his wife want to know who is making the sh [...]




    7. Probably top 3 favorites of the Grimm's stories. It's a good story that isn't disturbing and has a happy ending for everyone. Just the way I like it.The Cobbler and his wife and really poor and he only had enough good leather for one pair of shoes. He cuts the leather before going to bed, intending the make it into shoes in the morning. When he wakes up, the shoes have already been made and are exquisite. He didn't have much time to contemplate this because a man walked in and loved the shoes so [...]


    8. A poor shoemaker becomes rich by two elves. When the shoemakers discover who is helping them they helped the elves and never saw them again.This story originated as an oral tradition that was written down by the Brothers Grim. This author/illustrator retold this story in a way that was short and engaging. When teaching traditional literature in the classroom, I would select this book as a read aloud because it is engaging without being too long. My students get restless if the story is too long [...]



    9. A book with elves nothing could be better. This is the retelling of the Brothers Grimm story. The illustrations were wonderful. The eyes of the elves sparkled.



    10. Today’s Challenge. Winter Classic. Originally by the Brothers Grimm this classic remains a favorite Christmas story for me. The poor shoemaker transformed by elves and they pay it forward by making the elves new clothes. It’s a sweet story and A precious memory. #elves #shoemaker #brothersgrimm #grimm childrensbooks #theardentbiblioreads #december #christmasbooks #decemberphotochallenge #book #books #bookstagram #read #reader #christmas @theardentbiblio #reading #bookstagram #bibliophile #bi [...]



    11. Title: The Elves and the ShoemakerAuthor: Brothers GrimmIllustrator: Jim LaMarcheGenre: European FolktaleTheme(s): GenerosityOpening line/sentence: There was once a good shoemaker who, through a spell of bad luck, had become very poor.Brief Book Summary: A man and his wife own a shoe business and have lost all of their money and can no longer make shoes. They awake one morning to a pair of shoes made for them, and a person buys them for double the price which allowed them to make more shoes. Eac [...]


    12. An enchanting retelling of Grimm’s classic fairy tale that is sure to capture the imagination of its readers, young and old alike.A shoemaker and his wife no longer have enough money to continue to make shoes. That night, two child-like elves sneak into the workshop and the next morning, they awaken to a pair of magnificently made shoes. The elves continue to return to the shop at night and each following morning, the man and his wife become rich off of the finished shoes that are left behind. [...]


    13. The Elves and the Shoemaker is the classic fairy-tale by the Brothers Grimm. The story I have chosen contains illustrations by Jim LaMarche. The illustrations bring a realistic idea to the story and therefore make it an ideal one to read aloud to a class. The author tells the story of a less privileged but sympathetic shoemaker. He works very hard but can’t seem to be able to sell any of his shoes. One night, the shoemaker leaves his last bit of material out ready for his day’s work that fol [...]


    14. Jim LaMarche grew up in Kewaskum, WI. I love seeing authors who were born and raised were I am from. A little about him, he had no idea he was going to be an author and illustrator. He ended up going to University of Wisconsin as biology major, and ended up switching it to a science degree in art. He now resides in California with his family and has written, Carousel, The Rainbabies, and Grandmother’s Pigeon. One of the things that I really liked what he said was, “I feel very lucky to have [...]


    15. The Elves and the Shoemaker is the classic with illustrations that really bring the story to life and lends itself very well to reading aloud to a class.The book tells the story of a poor shoemaker who is kind but can not sell any of his shoes. One night, the shoemaker leaves his last bit of material out. A group of elves are watching and feel sorry for the kind shoemaker. They decide to stitch up a new pair of shoes for him that are very beautiful. The shoemaker sells the shoes the next morning [...]


    16. The illustrations are breathtakingly beautiful. The loveliness pulls the reader into the story, and one cannot help but smile at the ageless tale of a poor shoemaker who has only enough leather for one pair of shoes.One night, leaving the leather out, he is surprised to find a lovely pair of hand-made shoes. The unique shoes are sold and he now can afford enough leather for two pairs. Again, at night the leather is placed on the work bench, and he awakes to find two unique pairs of shoes.Eventua [...]


    17. This was one of my favorite bedtime stories when I was young. My version of the book is actually very old and I'm sure slightly different from the one listed on . It is an amazing story of two elves that help out an elderly couple who makes shoes. Each night when the shoemaker and his wife go to bed they awake to find a pair of shoes on the work bench and every day they are able to sell the shoes for enough money to buy more leather. The elderly couple stays up one night to discover that elves c [...]


    18. In The Elves and the Shoemaker, a poor shoemaker becomes successful with the help of two elves who finish his shoes during the night. So happy with the help from the elves, the shoemaker and his wife make clothes for the elves. The elves jump for joy for their new clothes and skip out of the shop never to be seen again, and the shoemaker and his wife live happily ever after. I really enjoyed this book. The illustrations were very realistic and gave insights into the story that the text did not i [...]


    19. This book by The Brothers Grimm is a magical story involving a shoemaker and his wife becoming very poor as they could not sell their shoes. At night some elves appear and begin to make the most wonderful and perfectly made shoes for the shoemaker to sell. This is a great picture book as the illustrations are so exciting creating a real 'fairytale/magic' feel to the story. The text in this book is quite brief making the story suitable for younger readers. You could also introduce some maths when [...]


    20. This book doesn't add anything new to the classic story. A poor shoemaker buys a beautiful piece of leather and magically over night it is turned into a gorgeous pair of shoes. This continues night after night till the shoemaker becomes rich. The shoemaker and his wife stay up late one night to discover it is elves that have been sneaking in and making the shoes. The shoemakers wife decides to knit them clothes and the shoemaker makes them some shoes. After receiving their presents the elves are [...]


    21. LaMarche, Jim, Wilhelm Grimm, and Jacob Grimm. The Elves and the Shoemaker. San Francisco: Chronicle, 2003. PrintThis review is also posted on Get Kids to Read. mrtierneyslibraryJim LaMarche gives readers a fresh retelling of the classic tale from the Brothers Grimm in his version of The Elves and the Shoemaker. The story of the poor shoemaker who is surprised to have elves helping him in the middle of the night iscomplemented by a set of beautifuly painted illustrations by Jim LaMarche. The col [...]


    22. I read this Classic Fairy Tale online on the SurLaLune website so I cannot comment on any illustrations in this story. What I will say is that I absolutely loved this Fairy Tale! I have always heard of this book, but I had never actually read it. As a 21 year old, I really enjoyed this book all around; I can only imagine the excitement children have when reading this book or being read to. The mystery of who keeps making the beautifully crafted shoes is sure to grab the attention of children of [...]


    23. This is a retelling of the classic tale from the Brothers Grimm. This is a story that I've heard many times, but I especially love this version. Jim LaMarche's illustrations make the book seem especially warm and inviting. I read this book with my three children, ages 2 1/2, 6, and 10 and they were all drawn to detailed illustrations. LeMarche has done a fantastic job making the elderly shoemaker and his wife look like warm and caring people. The elves appear a tad bit mischievous, but they also [...]


    24. Rating: 5 starsThis book is adorable! It shows that a helping hand should always be appreciated and that hard word does pay off.The shoemaker and his wife are barely holding on when the little elves begin helping make the shoes. The shoemaker is able to sell the shoes faster and make more money to buy more material. Every night the shoemaker leaves out material, and every night the elves make a new pair of shoes. Soon, the shoemaker and his wife decide to make them little shoes and clothes. Afte [...]


    25. This is an excellent fairy tale that I would recommend for teachers to have in classrooms or parents to read to their children. I was surprised that this didn't have a villian in it because the fairy tales that I usually read as a child involved a villian and a hero in it. However, after reading this, I think I like that it didn't involve a villian because it is something new. Children should read this because it does a good job at helping children understand important lessons that are needed in [...]


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