“There was once a shoemaker, who worked very hard and was very honest: but still he could not earn enough to live upon; and at last all he had in the world was gone, save just leather enough to make one pair of shoes.”


Listen along as Medina Books’ very own Katie reads the classic fairytale, The Elves and the Shoemaker.

When the shoemaker faces hardship, someone helps him get his business back and improves his life. Who are the helpers, and how will the cobbler and his wife thank them? A short tale, but still full of magic and mystery, The Elves and the Shoemaker is a great example of how we can all help each other.

Extra Resources

If you’d like to read along with the story, you can download a read-along sheet here.

The fun doesn’t stop at the end of the story, we’ve created an Elves and the Shoemaker activity pack for you to enjoy. You can download it here.