Originally written by French author Reuben Saillens and later retold by Leo Tolstoy, this endearing story has now acquired the status of a folk-tale.
The heart-warming story of Papa Panov's generosity reflects the true spirit of Christmas.
It is Christmas Day, and Papa Panov, the lonely old shoemaker, is expecting a special visitor.
Things do not turn out at all as he thought, but by the end of the day the sparkle is back behind his little spectacles.
A beautiful gift edition of a much-loved classic.