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Life on the Hungarian plains us changing quickly for Jancsi and his cousin Kate. Father has given Jansci permission to be in charge of his own herd and Katehas begun to think of going to dnces. Then, when Hungary must send troops to fight in the great war and Jancsi's father is called to battle, the two cousins must grow up all the sooner. 20-black-and-white illustrations.

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Jennifer Short, March 18, 2009 (view all comments by Jennifer Short)
The book opens as wedding day celebrations are taking place but by the end of the day there are rumors of war! During World War One, the Hungarian countryside is changed due to the men off to battle. Kate and Jansci must grow up quickly, but woven into the story they learn how everyone is alike in many ways -- from the German children brought to their home so they may be safe from the war to the Russian P.O.W.s who are assigned to the farm to help them produce the crops for the year. A beautifully written children's book that will appeal to all ages.
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djc, December 24, 2007 (view all comments by djc)
This sequel to the Good Master is beautiful. The two cousins have to take more responsibility as the war goes on, and Kate's famed scream gets an unexpected reward. All of Seredy's books are great!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140345438
Editor:
Law, E.
Author:
Law, E.
Author:
Seredy, Kate
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
People & Places - Europe
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Lifestyles - Farm Life
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918
Subject:
Hungary
Subject:
Hungary Fiction.
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918 -- Hungary -- Fiction.
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Farm life -- Fiction.
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Newbery Library, Puffin
Series Volume:
101-443
Publication Date:
19901031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25x4.58x.68 in. .43 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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