The Rich Man and the Shoemaker

The Rich Man and the Shoemaker

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A happy shoemaker - who sings beautifully while he works - is stopping his wealthy but miserable neighbour from sleeping. So the rich man hatches a plan to put an end to the shoemaker's sunny disposition. But how can a bag of gold coins steal the music from the shoemaker's life? The simple message of this La Fontaine fable - that cheerfulness is worth more than any amount of accumulated riches - is gloriously told in this lovely picture book from Brian Wildsmith, an internationally acclaimed writer and artist for children. His simple words and sumptuous illustrations bring a freshness to this timeless fable and the stunning new cover design and imaginative interior typography will delight a whole new generation of young Wildsmith more

Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 214 x 272 x 8mm | 181.44g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • in full colour
  • 0192720902
  • 9780192720900
  • 1,130,574

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[This review relates to the previous edition]: 'Wildsmith's work endures and stands out for its potency and inventiveness. This tale about the corruption of riches is powerfully charged by his richly coloured, painterly and deeply emotive images. Times Educational Supplementshow more

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