The Singing Tree

The Singing Tree By Kate Seredy, The Singing Tree Life on the Hungarian plains is changing quickly for Jancsi and his cousin Kate Father has given Jancsi permission to be in charge of his own herd and Kate has begun to think about going to dances Ja
  • Title: The Singing Tree
  • Author: Kate Seredy
  • ISBN: 9780670647019
  • Page: 101
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Singing Tree By Kate Seredy, Life on the Hungarian plains is changing quickly for Jancsi and his cousin Kate Father has given Jancsi permission to be in charge of his own herd, and Kate has begun to think about going to dances Jancsi hardly even recognizes Kate when she appears at Peter and Mari s wedding wearing nearly as many petticoats as the older girls wear And Jancsi himself, astride his prizLife on the Hungarian plains is changing quickly for Jancsi and his cousin Kate Father has given Jancsi permission to be in charge of his own herd, and Kate has begun to think about going to dances Jancsi hardly even recognizes Kate when she appears at Peter and Mari s wedding wearing nearly as many petticoats as the older girls wear And Jancsi himself, astride his prized horse, doesn t seem to Kate to be quite so boyish any 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 in order to take care of the farm and all the relatives, Russian soldiers, and German war orphans who take refuge there.
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    1. Kate Seredy

      Seredy Ser dy Kat was a gifted writer and illustrator, born in Hungary, who moved to the United States in 1922 Seredy received a diploma to teach art from the Academy of Arts in Budapest During World War I Seredy travelled to Paris and worked as a combat nurse After the war she illustrated several books in Hungary.She is best known for The Good Master, written in 1935, and for the Newbery Award winner, The White Stag.

    568 thoughts on “The Singing Tree”

    1. This 1939 Newbery Honor book is a sequel to The Good Master, one of my childhood favorites, about two cousins and their wonderful adventures in the Hungarian countryside in the early part of the 1900s In The Singing Tree, Kate s and Jansci s fathers go off to war WWI , and the two cousins, who are now teenagers, take care of the family farm in the Hungarian steppes, as well as their grandparents, some neighbors who need a place to stay, six Russian POWs, and six German children who are refugees. [...]


    2. Coming to the end of this beautiful story is quite painful as you read the words of hope as WWI comes to an end and Ms Seredy publishes this book just as WWII is getting a start I enjoyed The Good Master but this one takes those characters to such a depth, with the village and its people truly becoming a major character that I just fell in love with And she is not afraid to address the darker themes that led to WWI a war that we are still fighting on some fronts, in my opinion and it was so hear [...]


    3. A sequel to The Good Master this book takes Hungary into the First World War and we see how this effects our two intrepid main characters No longer children Kate and Jancsi spend their middle teen years learning to be adults Family goes to war, and the family take in Russian prisoners of war and German war orphans I am saddened this is the last time I will spend with this farming family living on the Hungarian plains.



    4. This book blew me away I thought it could never be as good as The Good Master, but I was wrong It s better Usually I hate when war comes in books because everything s better without war, right But here Kate Seredy managed to show us so much beauty that could be found in life even in the midst of hardship during WWI and she did not ignore the hardship One thing I loved about the book was the running theme that people are alike Hungarians, Germans, Russians Country kids and snobby city kids Daddie [...]


    5. Own.Wow I expected fantastic things after reading The Good Master and A Tree for Peter, but I didn t really expect this We read this as our fun readaloud at the end of Whatchamacallit Morning Time and it was a hit with the children often begging for into their break time.The book shows a family, small at first, that expands and opens it s home in love during very troubled times It is a place of shelter, peace, and joy Friendships and hard work forge beautiful bonds and Seredy describes this bea [...]


    6. A personal tale the author is retelling her childhood of the shift from the farms of rural Hungary to the effects of WWI The Jewish storekeeper having faith that this war will help keep his people safe for good, the Russian prisoners of war working in the farm and being grateful to be there, safe from the battlefield, the soldiers coming home changed and shell shocked, the solidity of community and family


    7. A remarkable book Its appealing predecessor The Good Master was pleasant and informative about Hungarian culture, but this is deep Read it and remember that it was published in October 1939, at the very start of World War II It tells a tale of the first great war, the war to end all wars, but what can we, as modern readers, think when we read Moses Mandelbaum s words to M rton Nagy This makes me sure nowr the first time sure, that his brothers Joseph and Sam have not died in vain A new day is co [...]


    8. Life on the Hungarian plains in the 1900s Life on the sweet plains sounds great until a war breaks though all of Europe Next thing you know you and your cousin must grow up very quickly to make a living on the farm This book takes you in the life of Jansci and Kate on the Hungarian plains while taking care of Russians and Germans along with friends and family.


    9. This review also appears on my blog, Read at Home Mom.A sequel to The Good Master, this book departs from the warmth and safety of its predecessor and meditates instead upon the encroachment of violence into the daily lives of ordinary people Two years after her summer adventures with cousin Jancsi, Kate has stayed at her uncle s ranch, along with her father, who has found work as a schoolteacher in a nearby community The family is excited to participate in a traditional Hungarian wedding, a won [...]


    10. The book starts off happily it s a continuation of The Good Master, an earlier Newbery book written by Seredy, and the plot of The Singing Tree picks up where The Good Master left off Jancsi and Kate are cousins preteens at the beginning of the book who ride horses, take care of chickens, and get into trouble together on Jancsi s father s farm in the Hungarian countryside All the characters from the first book are enjoying life together, working on the farm and spending time with family, even at [...]


    11. This is the sequel to one of my favorite childhood books I also read and loved this one as a child, but it s not the unadulterated fun of The Good Master Instead of the antics of childhood this book captures those moments when children begin to grow up Jansci becomes known as The Young Master and Kate moves back and forth from childishness to responsibility I also love that this book isn t just about the young people, but the older generations are well represented, too The story is set in Hungar [...]


    12. I grew up rereading THE GOOD MASTER prequel because of the wholesome story, the beautiful illustrations, the delightful prosperity of the Hungarian ranchers I had extremely low expectations when I stumbled upon THE SINGING TREE the other day Well, I was wrong it s excellent It s not as comforting as THE GOOD MASTER, but this one is much satisfying to the soul Kate Seredy has a lot to work with in this book, with WWI as the backdrop From racism to gender roles, compassion to the horrors of war, [...]


    13. We all loved this book It tells the story of a Hungarian family during WWI While it discusses the war, and how it affects others, the main purpose was to show that people are people and we are all the same Russian chicken, Hungarian chickenl same.My boys have repeated parts of the book to each other many times I ve seen it in their play They all sat and listened intently, laughing and even crying They were always eager to read it and often chose to read it before our other books For reference th [...]


    14. This was one of my favorites as a child, so much so that I go back and read it every few years Kate Seredy brought the Hungarian landscape to life, and taught me about World War I though the eyes of two Hungarian Children Jansci and Kate Its issues are complex than The Good Master and a good introduction to adult subjects such as war and religious and racial discrimination for younger readers without the hammering that is so often seen in modern and preachy children s books I highly recommend t [...]


    15. Such a rich and powerfully touching picture of what one family can do in the midst of war and prejudice to prove that people all over the world, from different nations, races, cultures, and genders are really the same, deserving of respect and kindness and love Tears came on several occasions during my read through this story I know I want my family to be like the Nagy family, hospitable to all who need a safe and loving haven from the harsh world around us.


    16. This was a book that I could not put down Although it is about a war, it shows the compassion and caring of a family and how even when times are hard they are willing to open their doors and their hearts to take in as many people as they can To show them that life and others are there to help guide them and teach them.


    17. This book always makes me cry, no matter how often I read it I think it s because it takes place during World War I, which I just see as such a waste But the language is beautiful Kate Seredy transmits her love for Hungary to the reader You kind of get hit over the head with all same, but it doesn t matter because it s true.


    18. One of the great books of my childhood, this one is much serious that its predecessor The Good Master War and prejudice enter and interrupt the halcyon days of Kate and Jansci s Hungarian village The illustrations of these books add to their appeal.



    19. The sequel to The Good Master, I might even like this one even better Tells of what happens to the family during WWI Nice to hear it from their perspective LOVE this book


    20. Newbery Honor 1940As we know, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was the trigger for the onset of WWI In this Newbery Honor book written by Kate Seredy, she focuses on a small farming village in Hungary where the war touched the townsfolk both with cruelty and brotherhood in their hearts Jancsi, just barely a teen, becomes the man of the family when his father goes off to war He knows the land well, as well as the animals and it isn t difficult for him, yet the absence of h [...]


    21. Book Report,The Singing Tree, historical novel, the Singing Tree by Kate Seredy, the author of the book Wrote about life of the Hungarian including Jancsi and his cousin Kate There life change a lot when Jancsi s father give him a permission to be in charge of his owe thinking Because his father is going to war in 1914 Jancsi s father also Wrote about farming for his family, so they will know what they have to do when he went to war Jancsi and Kate must grow and take care of the farm and their f [...]


    22. The Singing Tree is the sequel to The Good Master, but they could be read separately both are happy books that ALL ages will enjoy Jansci and Kate s adventures in the first book are heartfelt and make you think of a perfect childhood, and while The Singing Tree has themes of war and the cousins struggle with growing up, I was struck by how probably because the book was written in 1939, and also probably because of a different culture who we call teenagers nowadays and here in America were portr [...]


    23. This story was truly wonderful and gave me great insight into a time period when my Hungarian grandparents were in the United States and their families still in a very troubled Europe This centered on the Great War, World War I I especially enjoyed it since the farm life depicted is exactly what my maternal grandmother had left in Europe I loved Kate Seredy s take on the politics and importantly, the people Terrible stereotypes that I thought were rampant were not a part of the book Although I [...]


    24. Read this book to Silas Henry It started out very slow In fact, they begged me to stop reading it I asked them to give it 2 nights if it didn t get interesting, we d stop Thankfully we got into it, it began to pique our interest a bit we pressed on A beautiful story about a Hungarian family who embraces their extended family even houses German children and Russian POWs The joy, hope and eventual peace they discover throughout the book is warm uplifting The realities of war are discussed, but [...]


    25. Bittersweet pastoral idyll that turns into anti war propaganda, unsurprisingly given when it was written Sweet little story with interesting details about Hungarian and Russian folk customs, occasionally preachy but that s forgivable I was lent this by an aunt and didn t realise it s a sequel, would like to read the first book Particularly interesting as all sympathetic characters were on the losing side of WW1 and therefore a point of view that is less often come across.


    26. Although a book about a tragic war, it was a beautiful story that tells truths no matter how sad and captures the beauty of a family The book is a sequel and I did not read the preceding book, however it was not necessary Kate Seredy let the book be its own story and although reading The Good Master would have given some back story, The Singing Tree is its own story about two cousins who find refuge in the many people that seek shelter on their farm.


    27. Didn t love this book as much as the one that preceded it, The Good Master, but it was still worthwhile to read It doesn t have the innocence of the previous book Not only were the children growing up, but WWI meant the father was drafted, faced danger and returned, and Russian POWs lived with them on the farm.


    28. A sensitive book about the effect of the First World War on life on the Hungarian Plains Beautifully written and will be a great read aloud to introduce children to the fact that there were people and families on both sides of the War.Highly recommended Probably suitable for 8 to 12 year olds There are no graphic descriptions of war although some minor characters do die.


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