Zlateh the Goat and Other Stories

Isaac Bashevis Singer (Author) Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)
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Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer introduces readers to the village of Chelm in this Newbery Honor Book. Chelm is a village of fools. The most famous fools--the oldest and the greatest--are the seven Elders. But there are lesser fools too: a silly irresponsible bridegroom; four sisters who mix up their feed in bed one night; a young man who imagines himself dead. Here are seven magical folktales spun by a master storyteller, that speak of fools, devils, schlemiels, and even heroes--like Zlateh the goat.

The New York Times called Zlateh the Goat and Other Stories, beautiful stories for children, written by a master. The New York Book Review said, This book is a triumph. If you have no older children on your list, buy it for yourself. Singer's extraordinary book of folklore is illustrated by Maurice Sendak, who won a Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are.

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Product Details

Publish Date
October 10, 1984
5.9 X 0.5 X 8.7 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Isaac Bashevis Singer was one of the last great Yiddish authors and received world acclaim for his rich and haunting novels of Jewish life and folklore. In 1978, he received the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was also the recipient of two National Book Awards and three Newbery Honor Awards. Zlateh the Goat, a 1967 Newbery Honor Book, was his first book for children.
Maurice Bernard Sendak (1928-2012) was an internationally renowned American illustrator and writer of children's books, best known for Where the Wild Things Are. He was the recipient of a Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, a Caldecott Medal, a National Book Award, and a National Medal of Arts.