A favorite holiday story: Zlateh the Goat

Whatever holiday you celebrate– and even if you don’t celebrate anything at all — make time for this incredible Hanukkah story by Isaac Bashevis Singer. It is beautiful. (And so is this Sendak illustration.)

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You can read the first few pages of it on Google books:

http://books.google.com/books?id=s0z1FZzNt38C&pg=PA80&lpg=PA81&vq=%22instead+it+began+to+hail+as+in+summer.+It+was+early+in+the+day,+but+it+became+dark+as+dusk.%22&sig=VNE9eA11T-0PtvLzi9VcwLEeWSk

But you really need to read the whole thing to appreciate it.

This story could easily become a favorite read-aloud family tradition for you.

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