The Good Master

The Good Master

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.

Title:The Good Master
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780140301335
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    The Good Master Reviews

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    The Good Master, a Newbury Honor book written in 1935, is set in the Hungarian countryside in the early 1900s. If you like nostalgic, heartwarming children's fiction, this book is SO good. I recommend...

  • Lyn Elliott

    I loved this book as a child and grabbed a second hand copy of the edition I knew when I saw it recently. It reads now as a series of episodes in Hungarian farm life in the early twentieth century, be...

  • Dianna

    1936 Newbery Honor book. This is like the Little House books, except set in Hungary. I loved everything: the folk tales, Kate's antics, the details of everyday living. Why is this book not better know...

  • Judy

    Exuberant. Wholesome. Informative.Ten-year-old Jancsi, an only child, is the first person we meet. On page 2 of the text, we learn that ...It got so lonesome for poor Jancsi, he would have given ten h...

  • Starry

    The story tells of a young boy growing up on a large ranch in pre-WWI Hungary. His cousin Kate from Budapest comes to stay with the family -- allegedly to recover strength after the measles but, in tr...

  • JD Sutter

    This is a delightful, heartwarming story that is aimed at the 8-12 age demographic, but even teenagers and adults can enjoy the great storytelling. The characters are vivid and lifelike; Jancsi, Kate ...

  • QNPoohBear

    Jonsi, a boy from the Hungarian Plains, is unimpressed when his cousin Kate comes to stay from the city. She's pale and skinny and insults his clothing! Kate's father says she has come to recover from...

  • Cynthia Egbert

    I love these stories that bring on nostalgia and make me ponder whether or not I could have lived and thrived back in the day. I'm fairly certain that I wouldn't have been able to, I am grateful for b...

  • Jess

    I expected better writing. We found this book did not flow well as the sentences were short and choppy. The story was okay, but my older children found it a bit juvenile....

  • Heather

    "Little House" in Hungary. Wonderful, warm, inviting, and informative historical fiction. Perfect for children and adults of all ages. ...