Zlateh the Goat by Isaac Bashevis Singer, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator), Isaac Bashevis Singer (Translator), Elizabeth Shub (Translator).
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.
The great voice of the Yiddish-language tradition in modern Jewish literature, Isaac Bashevis Singer is best known for short stories (think "Yentl") with deeply Jewish roots yet universal appeal.