The Good Master

Jancsi lives on a large farm in the Hungarian plains with his parents. His cousin Kate, a city girl, is coming to stay with them, as she is “delicate”. Kate soon proves to be anything but delicate.

Publishing history
Viking, New York, 1935, illus the author, 210 pp.
George G  Harrap & Co Ltd, London, 1937, hb
Puffin Books, Harmondsworth, pb, 1959 (and other reprints), 160 pp.
Knight, pb, Leicester, 1967, 192 pp, illus Imre Hofbauer
Puffin Newbery Library, 1986, pb, 196 pp.

Jancsi lives on a large farm in the Hungarian plains with his parents. His cousin Kate, a city girl, is coming to stay with them, as she is “delicate”. Kate soon proves to be anything but delicate, and the possessor of an alarmingly loud scream. She and Jancsi soon make friends, and enjoy all the farm has to offer.

Sequel
The Singing Tree

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