The Elves and the Shoemaker

The Elves and the Shoemaker

Blog post by Ellen
Friday, November 8, 2019

LITERATURE LIVE! is celebrating the holiday season by presenting the classic story, The Shoemaker and the Elves. Originally written by the Grimm’s Brothers in 1806, researching this beloved fairy tale turned up many different versions. From PDFs, to printables, to animation; even a Muppet version featuring three Elvises making blue suede shoes! The Harry Potter house-elves care for human wizards until they are freed when given clothes. Popular culture has had fun keeping this magical story alive.

Plan to visit one of the locations listed on APL’s online calendar and meet Johann, Frieda, and the dear, sweet, little elves. The puppet show runs through December 19. All audience participants will receive an elf finger puppet. Make a puppet from this elf pattern to bring a bit of magic into your home.