The Elves and the Shoemaker is based on the traditional tale by the Brothers Grimm of elves who come to the rescue of a poor shoemaker and his wife, who in turn find a way of repaying the elves for their help …This popular story, beautifully written and illustrated by Mike Brownlow, will capture your child’s imagination! It has been sensitively created to enable your child to engage with the story and discuss the pictures with confidence, whilst capturing the magic of the original tale. There are useful tips for parents and an engaging story map inside the book to help you and your child retell the story together. The Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales series includes 40 of the best known stories from all over the world, which have been passed down for generations. They are a perfect introduction to different cultures, traditions and morals. All the stories are carefully levelled to Oxford Reading Tree levels and matched to the phonic progression in Letters and Sounds enabling your children to read the stories independently. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading.