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Zlateh the Goat

By: Isaac Bashevis Singer

Short Stories

Chelm is a village of fools, and the Elders of Chelm are the greatest fools of all.

How do they manage? Read these seven silly stories and see for yourselves!

Ages: 9+

104 pages

HarperCollins Publishers

Average Rating: (47 Ratings)

Badly written
Submitted 9/3/2019 by Ilovepixie

The stories where ok but could have been better, and i found it was poorly written. The author should have put more detail and more voice. It was not interesting and i could not finish it.

This book was OK
Submitted 9/1/2019 by Kidbunbun

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

This book was OK, but the stories were really short and the pictures were so-so. Still, this was a pretty good book with interesting stories.

Lots of interesting stories!
Submitted 7/3/2019 by greengrape

I liked this book.

I liked how this book was written. There are many stories in one book. The first story was my favourite!

AWESOME
Submitted 7/3/2019 by redpuppy

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

this book was so funny my favorite story is the one where the wife tells her husband that the pot of jelly is poison . Also does anyone want to be my friend?

Sooo funny
Submitted 7/1/2019 by bookworm27

I loved this book!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

I think this book was hilarious. I think that they should write about it. πŸ€ͺ

An Amazing Book
Submitted 7/1/2019 by RedStone831

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This was an amazing book. I liked that it was a lot of stories and liked the Zlateh story the best. I really liked how the kid saved the goat.

AWESOMELY AWESOME 😎
Submitted 6/10/2019 by Awesome8

Thumbs up!

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

Really good book

Interesting stories. Very different!
Submitted 6/5/2019 by countrycritters

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

What fun and goofy stories. Mom and I laughed at the people in Chelm. We have goats and now I have to name one Zlateh! It was our favorite story.

Okay Short Stories
Submitted 6/4/2019 by AlienInvasion

The short stories were pretty good, but they were also kind of weird. Who gets their feet tangled together and then can't tell which is which? Also, although I'm probably the only one who will have this complaint, because I have weird complaints, but:

In a collection of short stories, the author always puts the story the book's named after first. Finally when that doesn't happen, the Zlateh the goat story was last. Can't you make it hard to find, like in the middle or something??? Isn't that easier?

Also this book was too short, so if you are like me and will read a 850 page book in 3 days, this is not the book you should get (and I know they're called short stories, but if you add enough short stories, like Isaac Bashevis Singer did NOT do, then you can get a decently long book).

Hilarious
Submitted 6/3/2019 by soccerstar2010

Thumbs up!

I thought this book had great stories!

REALLY GOOD!!!!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜„πŸ˜β˜ΊπŸ˜†πŸ˜…πŸ˜—πŸ˜™πŸ˜šπŸ˜˜πŸ˜πŸ˜‹πŸ˜ΈπŸ˜ΉπŸ˜»
Submitted 5/18/2019 by Thecatlover

I loved this book!

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

This book was REALLY REALLY GOOD!!! I would encourage you to read it!

HYSTERICAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 5/16/2019 by Whitejasmine2009

Thumbs up!

Teaches you very important lessons. I also liked this book because of it's hysterical stories. This book is gr 8.

i am giving this book to my grandpa.
Submitted 5/15/2019 by candylover

This book was just OK

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

my dad mailed this book 2 saba

Good book
Submitted 5/14/2019 by awesomegamr

I liked this book.

This book is good I like how they use the devil it makes the book better. I think if you are choosing choose this book!

Pretty Good
Submitted 5/3/2019 by coolsteel29

I liked this book.

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

I think the stories in this book were entertaining. It was a little boring though.

Everyone Loves Short Stories!
Submitted 12/2/2018 by Nonoficho

I liked this book.

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

I think the book was good. The fact that it was short stories made it even better.

Who doesn’t love Jewish Folktales?
Submitted 8/10/2018 by popover

Thumbs up!

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

I’ve read plenty of books and stories on Chelm, and this book is one of the best. I lost this book, but I used to read it over and over.

WORST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 11/10/2017 by coolsteel29

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

It had a lot of stories about the devil which I LOATHE so much stuff I could do without!!!!! None of the stories are good or entertaining don't pick this book it is wretched!!!!

this is a funny book if you like funny you should get it
Submitted 10/18/2017 by gameguy

I would read more books by this author.

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

hope you get the book

Submitted 9/2/2017 by CurlySue

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

this book was awesome
Submitted 6/22/2017 by welovereading

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

i really like that it was a bunch of mini stories.

Submitted 6/19/2017 by vawesome2

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This book was a little bit boring, but even though Zlateh is just a goat you can count on her. This book teaches that everything can help.

It was funny but weird
Submitted 6/7/2017 by fuzzybear9

This book was just OK

it was about defuses

sort but good
Submitted 5/5/2017 by marinersfan

I would read more books by this author.

funny. the last one was the best.you are a shlamiel, see you in helm

super funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 5/5/2017 by Myth4Life

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

one of the best! super funny. i guess that we all goof sometimes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Funny Stories!
Submitted 5/3/2017 by Mikiekay

Thumbs up!

Great book. It has really funny stories!

Submitted 4/13/2017 by awesomeboy

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

It was funny and good. Entertaining.

Super interesting, amusing stories!
Submitted 4/10/2017 by Reader22

Thumbs up!

This collection of short stories was really funny and slightly odd. In Chelm sometimes the villagers come up with solutions to problems that may not even need solving to begin with. There were definitely some stories I liked more than others (Zlateh the Goat was particularly good) I really wanted to give this book 4 and 1/2 stars, but I had to settle for 4. The only reason I didn't give this book 5 stars is because some of the stories were a little bit hard to follow. Other than that I highly recommend this book!

Funny
Submitted 4/10/2017 by tealfalcon

I loved this book!

The book is really funny and I think chelmites are either crazy or too wise for us to understand.

Zlateh The Goat and other stories
Submitted 4/7/2017 by duckie100

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about friendship.

Interesting
Submitted 4/6/2017 by Peacemaker

This book was just OK

It was strange but mostly good.

Very Cute book of little storys!
Submitted 4/5/2017 by fashionwizard

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

Awesome book with many little story's in it. I even let my grandma read it because she likes to read books that make her happy. It is a little bit funny too.

GREAT
Submitted 4/4/2017 by wolflover

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I think this book is really good! I think the story is brought to life!! I think you should read this book!!!

Submitted 4/3/2017 by Metsox34

I loved this book!

this book has a lot of good stories in it.

Good but could be funnier
Submitted 4/2/2017 by Asheret

I liked this book.

When I first chose this book I was excited by the reviews. I have read stories about Chelm before and they were always laugh-out-loud funny. When I read it I liked it,but the stories were not that funny and didn't sound very Chelm-like. There were some that did not sound at all as if they took place in a village of fools! However, it is a good read. I would suggest getting it if you had never read one of these folk tales before.

All the stories are soooooo great!
Submitted 4/1/2017 by MELOVENERFGUNS1

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I love it! The stories are the best! I would recommend this book for kids who like interesting stories (of course everyone likes interesting stories!)

Great read
Submitted 3/6/2017 by Lex180

I loved this book!

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

I read this book and couldn't put it down. It was funny, smart just plain good. The author is one of the best short story writers I've ever read. I highly recommend it.

Submitted 2/4/2017 by endermen

I loved this book!

Awesome

THIS BOOK WAS AWESOME!!
Submitted 1/24/2017 by rockclimber

Thumbs up!

Zlateh the goat was the best. I didn't get this book from P.J. Our way but I still thought it was great. It was so funny i'd really get it if I were you.

AMAZING!
Submitted 1/8/2017 by pancake1836

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

i didnt get this book from the pj library, but its awesome. chelm is a wacky city where mostly everything goes wrong!!!!also this is my first review ever!

I liked this book
Submitted 6/10/2016 by rutie

This book has many different short stories about people from Chelm. They are kinda weird because they don't know much, even the adults. This makes the book funny. I highly recommend that you read this book.

This book was GREAT!
Submitted 2/6/2016 by spacecadet42

I loved this book!

This book was very unique. I loved all the stories in this book. I especially loved "The First Shlemiel" These gave my laughter and emotion. I recommend this book for people who like to laugh.

Good storytelling
Submitted 1/2/2016 by coolme

I would read more books by this author.

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

This book was funny.

It was very funny!
Submitted 1/1/2016 by Beastisback

I loved this book!

This gave me lots of laughs. I enjoyed the book very much. It also has a little emotion which makes the book very very good.

Submitted 1/1/2016 by daviddante

Thumbs up!

This book is great you should get it.

This is a really good book!
Submitted 11/2/2015 by leechka

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This is a great book and personally I think that if you don"t know what to choose, choose this book. I like these stories especially the one about zlateh the goat and how much the family realized they needed her. Trust me you will really like this book!

These are classic stories
Submitted 11/1/2015 by Design Team

These are funny stories- though some are a bit scary. I liked the one called β€œSnow in Chelm.” The wise men of Chelm think the snow is jewels- they do some pretty silly thinking about how to keep it! I guess we all do silly things sometimes.
by Yovel, age 9, Kids Advisory Committee

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Isaac Bashevis Singer

Author of Zlateh the Goat and Other Stories

Isaac Bashevis Singer was born Izaak Zynger in Poland in 1902. He immigrated to New York in 1935. During his lifetime, Singer wrote nearly 40 novels and children’s books, plus short story collections, articles and essays. A street in Florida is named after him, and so is a square in Lublin, Poland.

Did you know that Singer only wrote in Yiddish? In fact, in 1978 when he won the Nobel Prize for Literature, he made history by becoming the first person to give a Nobel Prize acceptance speech entirely in Yiddish!

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