T H E R I C H M A N A N D T H E S H O E - M A K E R

Republished in Brian Wildsmith’s Favourite Fables, 2008


”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 Supplement

“The poor shoe-maker is so happy that he sings all day long. Bur next door there lives a rich man who can’t sleep because of all this singing. How can he stop the shoe-maker from making so much noise? Perhaps a bag of gold will do it?”

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