Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Stories for Children

Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer

First line: It was known that the village of Chelm was ruled by the head of the community and the elders, all fools.

Why you should read this book: A broad collection of intelligent stories for curious children. Singer includes a mix of realistic recreations of the extinct world of the shtetl and the modern world of the city, along with fantastic tales of imps and demons, and silly stories of fools and tricksters. Simple pleasures that still possess to the power to delight and amaze a half century after their original publication.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You don't want your children to know about other cultures.

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