by Isaac Bashevis Singer illustrated by Maurice Sendak
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 feet 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, shlemiels , and even heroes -- like Zlateh the goat.