ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 381
In this 381st issue of the Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the Fairy Tale "THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER”.
In a village in central Europe, a shoemaker realises he has only just enough leather left to make one pair of shoes. His wife, a dressmaker, has only enough material left to make a shirt. They cut out their patterns and lay them out ready for finishing in the morning.
When they awake they eat a meagre breakfast in silence and go to sit at their workplaces only to find the shoes and shirt had been finished. They put them in the shop window only to have them snapped up and return a tidy profit, enough to buy more leather and material.
This pattern continues until the shoemaker and his wife decide to find out just who is coming into their shop at night while they sleep.
What happened you might ask…? Well many things happened, some silly and some serious. To find the answers to these questions, and others you may have, you will have to download and read this story to find out!
Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories".
Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story. HINT - use Google maps.
33% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities.
INCLUDES LINKS TO DOWNLOAD 8 FREE STORIES