Thursday, January 21, 2016

Zlateh the Goat and Other Stories

Written by: Isaac Bashevis Singer
First line: Somewhere, sometimes, there lived a rich man whose name was Kadish.
Why you should read this book: Full of whimsy and delight, Singer offers this short collection for young readers, full of silliness and trickery and even a couple demons. Chelm stories and bubbe-tales figure prominently among them, and the detailed, black and white illustrations by artist Maurice Sendak offer an air of realism to this fantasy world. Great fun for children who love nonsense and magic.

Why you shouldn’t read this book: When I was a little kid, I found the incredible stupidity of the Chelmites a little disturbing. 

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