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from The Arran Alexander Collection

ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER Vintage Ladybird Book Well Loved Tales Series 606D Gloss Hardback 1988

Ladybird Books. 'The Elves and the Shoemaker. My goodness I am now 58yrs old and these delightful books take me right back, right back to such a wonderful happy childhood. My brother and I loved them. KMW

from Flavorwire

10 Best Books for Girls and Young Women

This was my favourite book for years and years and this is exactly the cover from my copy. This was another great book by Quentin blake as with the illustrations.

from the Guardian

Why Tolkien was a fine modern artist

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort." - J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit I read this first in the 2nd grade. I love Tolkein.