Stories for Children

Stories for Children, by Isaac Bashevis Singer



"Children," Mr. Singer believes, "are the best readers of genuine literature." Yet it was not until 1966, at the age of sixty-two, that he published his first children's book, Zlateh the Goat, a Newbery Honor Book. Many stories later, his stature as a teller of exuberant and timeless tales for children which are rich in fantasy but also deeply rooted in the lost cultural tradition of his native Poland is perhaps unsurpassed.

This volume presents the lion's share of the children's stories Isaac Bashevis Singer has written to date, along with a brief introduction and epilogue. A number of the stories appear in book form for the first time. Most have been translated from the Yiddish, with the author's personal supervision and, in many cases, collaboration.