I love fables and folk tales and was excited to read this collection. Not knowing much about Yiddish folklore, I found this interesting. The stories are told in a way that adults and young readers will enjoy and I think makes the case that folk tales are still an important part of storytelling.
In the Land of Happy Tears: Yiddish Tales for Modern Times by David Stronberg (ed.) ($17.99*, Delacorte Books for Young Readers), recommended by Bookmarks, Winston-Salem, NC.