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The elves and the shoemaker : a Grimm graphic novel / retold by Martin Powell ; illustrated by Pedro Rodriquez.

By: Powell, Martin, 1959-.
Contributor(s): Rodríquez, Pedro [illustrator.] | Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863 | Grimm, Wilhelm, 1786-1859.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Grimm graphic novel: ; Graphic spin: Publisher: Mankato, Minn. : Stone Arch Books, ©2011Description: 33 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781434225535; 1434225534.Uniform titles: Elves and the shoemaker. English. Subject(s): Elves -- Comic books, strips, etc | Shoemakers -- Comic books, strips, etc | Christmas stories | Graphic novelsDDC classification: 741.5/973 LOC classification: PZ7.7.P69 | El 2011Summary: "Emrick the shoemaker can barely afford food for himself and his wife, but they give far more than they take. One day, Emrick's generosity compels him to trade a pair of shoes for a beautiful woodlands painting. He hangs the curious work of art on the wall and goes to sleep hungry. The next morning, he awakens to find a beautifully-crafted pair of shoes resting upon his desk. Later that night, Emrick and his wife watch from the shadows as several tiny elves emerge from inside the magical painting!"--Unedited summary from book.
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"Emrick the shoemaker can barely afford food for himself and his wife, but they give far more than they take. One day, Emrick's generosity compels him to trade a pair of shoes for a beautiful woodlands painting. He hangs the curious work of art on the wall and goes to sleep hungry. The next morning, he awakens to find a beautifully-crafted pair of shoes resting upon his desk. Later that night, Emrick and his wife watch from the shadows as several tiny elves emerge from inside the magical painting!"--Unedited summary from book.

008-011.

RL: 2.4.

Guided Reading Level: I.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Jacob W. Grimm (1785-1863) and his brother Wilhelm K. Grimm (1786-1859) pioneered the study of German philosophy, law, mythology and folklore, but they are best known for their collection of fairy tales. These include such popular stories as Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty and The Frog Prince. Commonly referred to now as Grimm's Fairy Tales, their collection was published as Kinder-und-Hausmarchen (Children's and Household Tales, 1812-15). <p> The brothers were born thirteen months apart in the German province of Hesse, and were inseparable from childhood. Throughout their lives they showed a marked lack of sibling rivalry. Most of their works were written together, a practice begun in childhood when they shared a desk and sustained throughout their adult lives. Since their lives and work were so collaborative, it is difficult now to differentiate between them, but of course there were differences.- <p> Jacob, who studied for a time in Paris, was fascinated with variant spellings of older words. He articulated "Grimm's Law," the rules of which are still used today to determine correspondences between the consonants of German and languages in the Indo-European family. Jacob was bolder and more experimental than Wilhelm, and was rumored to be a lively dancer. Throughout his life, Jacob kept rigidly to schedule and could be extremely focused on work that demanded close attention to detail. He never married, but was a loving uncle to Wilhelm's children. <p> Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are buried side by side in Berlin. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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