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Zlateh the Goat and Other Storiesby Isaac Singer
Synopses & Reviews
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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Seven stories based on middle European Jewish folklore and legends.
& #145; A] delightful and distinguished book of seven tales] from middle European folklore by the winner of the 1978 Nobel Prize for Literature].& #146; & #151; BL. < P> < awards> 1967 Newbery Honor Book< br> Notable Children's Books of 1940& #150; 1970 (ALA)< br> 1966 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)< br> Best of the Best Children's Books 1966& #150; 1978 (SLJ)< br> Best Illustrated Children's Books of 1966 (NYT)< br> Children's Books of 1966 (Library of Congress)< br> Children's Books of the Year 1966 (CSA)< /awards>
A delightful and distinguished book of seven tales from middle European folklore by the winner of the 1978 Nobel Prize for Literature . — BL.
1967 Newbery Honor Book
Notable Children's Books of 1940 1970 (ALA)
1966 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)
Best of the Best Children's Books 1966 1978 (SLJ)
Best Illustrated Children's Books of 1966 (NYT)
Children's Books of 1966 (Library of Congress)
Children's Books of the Year 1966 (CSA)
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.
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