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Elves and the Shoemaker

by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm  |  Grades: 1-3  |  Ages: 4-8  |  Lexile Level: 550  

The Elves and the Shoemaker by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Teacher Guide, ActivitiesAbout The Elves and the Shoemaker by Brothers Grimm

A humble shoemaker finds out that his business has declined because all of the local village people wear his shoes which do not seem to wear year after year. Three elves come to the rescue. 

A Biographical Note About Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm 

The Brothers GrimmJacob and Wilhelm Grimm (Born 1785, 1786), were German academics, philologists, cultural researchers, lexicographers and authors who together collected and published folklore during the 19th century.

They were among the first and best-known collectors of folk tales, and popularized traditional oral tale types such as "Cinderella," "The Frog Prince,"  "The Goose-Girl," "Hansel and Gretel," "Rapunzel," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Sleeping Beauty,"  and "Snow White."  

Their classic collection Children's and Household Tales was published in two volumes, in 1812 and in 1815.  

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