The Good Master by Kate SeredyThe Good Master by Kate Seredy

The Good Master

byKate Seredy

Paperback | May 6, 1986

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A Newbery Honor Book - from the author of The White Stag
Jancsi is overjoyed to hear that his cousin from Budapest is coming to spend the summer on his father’s ranch on the Hungarian plains. But their summer proves more adventurous than he had hoped when headstrong Kate arrives, as together they share horseback races across the plains, country fairs and festivals, and a dangerous run-in with the gypsies.
In vividly detailed scenes and beautiful illustrations, this Newbery Award-winning author presents an unforgettable world and characters who will be remembered forever. 

“A genuinely joyous and beautiful book.”—The New York Times
Kate Seredy (1899-1975) is the Hungarian-born writer and illustrator of numerous children's books. She won the Newbery Medal, the Newbery Honor, the Caldecott Honor, and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award.
Title:The Good MasterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.75 × 5.06 × 0.56 inPublished:May 6, 1986Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:014030133X

ISBN - 13:9780140301335

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book for young readers I read this as a child and loved it... I think this would make a great gift for a young reader. It's about a city girl who is forced to live in the country with relatives but she comes to love it and the experience helps her to develop and mature.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A delight to read... The Good Master is an absolute delight to read. It was handed to me as a required book in Grade 5 and I was instantly hooked. The story combines all the essential elements for a wonderful story. I recommend The Good Master to any young person, especially to young girls.
Date published: 1999-11-08

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Young Jancsi and his cousin Kate from Budapest race across the Hungarian plains on horseback, attend country fairs and festivals, and experience a dangerous run-in with gypsies, in a author of The White Stag