Writtenby Farah Bagharib-Kaltz, illustrated by Eeshaun, published by Straits Times Press
Written by Adeline Foo, illustrated by Christine Lim Simpson
Guai Wu was a little orphan boy. He looked different from other children. Because of this, they teased and shunned him. One rainy day, Guai Wu met a seamstress who took him into her house. She was a poor widow who had also lost her little girl. The seamstress let Guai Wu stay with her although she did not have much. Then, mysteriously, beautiful embroidered shoes started appearing in her home.
This story is similar to Grimm's The Elves and the Shoemaker with a different setting and in this case, the 'elf' is a real boy.