Gr 1-4 This volume brings to print for the first time fairy tales written more than 60 years ago. The title story tells how one of Santa's elves regains a silver reindeer shoe fallen to earth. In ``The Reaching Princess'' little Tensa undergoes exile and transformation before being restored to her rightful place. Carl, a lame younger son, proves his courage in ``The Storm King's Plume,'' and ``Pilio'' joins together a lonely but resourceful old woman and the spirit of spring disguised as a boy. Judged by today's standards, the tales are long; they have a quaint, old-fashioned, leisurely tone. Heavily descriptive, at times they are overwritten, even derivative. However, the stories teem with vivid detail and beg to be read and shared aloud. That the reindeer's shoe has diamond nailsand that one nail is missing seems just right. A strong narrative line and, above all, inner logic, help the stories work. The cut-paper silhouettes in black and gray that illustrate this volume, made over 50 years ago, add a sense of mystery to the volume. A collection well worth considering for purchase. Ellen D. Warwick, Robbins Junior Library, Arlington, Mass.