The White Stag by Kate SeredyThe White Stag by Kate Seredy

The White Stag

byKate Seredy

Paperback | October 25, 1979

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Winner of the Newbery Medal
For generations the tribes of Huns and Magyars had moved relentlessly westward, obeying the voices of their pagan gods, which compelled them to follow the elusive white stag to their promised homeland. They swept Europe, all the while pursuing their vision of the stag. Their leader was called Attila, and the land Hungary. Here is the epic story of their tribal migration and their fierce leader—known to us even today. 

“The wonder of a fairy tale, the stirring romance of a heroic legend, rounded out with the color, atmosphere, and poetry of this artist’s retelling of the story of Attila.”—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 White StagFormat:PaperbackPublished:October 25, 1979Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140312587

ISBN - 13:9780140312584

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful book! As a homeschooling mom, i'm constantly on the lookout for living books - books that will spark my child's interest in the world around them and more specifically :) in the things i want to teach them right now... We have been studying history chronologically and just added a first grader to the mix, and this book was devoured in one day - part of it in the morning and the last part snuggled on the couch well past bedtime. The story is an imaginative account of the legend surrounding Attila the Hun, the illustrations are beautiful black and white pictures that meld so harmoniously with the narrative. My littles are 8 (almost 9!) and 6 - and even our 4 year old listened to most of the story. But it's not just a child's story - i found it enthralling as well! I borrowed this from the library, but i have to buy my own copy now.
Date published: 2004-10-06

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Retells the legendary story of the Huns' and Magyars' long migration from Asia to Europe where they hope to find a permanent home