One of the world's greatest writers of Yiddish stories known for their humor and pathos, Sholom Aleichem wrote many tales for children, seven of which appear in this collection. Centering around the holidays, the high points of the Jewish year, they include "Benny's Luck," which tells of the amazing good fortune of a young boy and his dreydl. ""Really a Sukkah " and "The First Commune" provide a glimpse of busy, multifamily holiday celebrations that occasionally end less happily than they began. "The Esrog," "A Ruined Passover," "The Goldspinners," and "The Passover Exiles" complete this collection that will delight a new generation of readers while also rekindling heartwarming memories among older Sholom Aleichem fans.