‘[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)
Retellings of seven traditional Jewish tales accompanied by finely detailed, B&W illustrations. Selections include "The Snow in Chelm," "The Mixed-Up Feet and the Silly Bridegroom," and "The Devil's Trick." Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the Best Illustrated Children's Books of 1966.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Subgenre: Religious / Jewish, Classics, Fairy Tales + Folklore / Country + Ethnic