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The Good Master by Kate Seredy.
Published by The Viking Press in 1961. Originally published in 1935.
196 pages / 6.1 x 8.25 x 1 inches / 15.5 x 21 x 2.5 centimeters
Please see the images above for an accurate representation of what the book looks like, but...
A bit of wear on the front of the book jacket, some small rips around the edges, a portion of the image has been ripped off on the spine section, wear to the back of the book jacket.
Sticker on spine of the actual book.
Bookplate on front endpapers. Some writing in pencil. Some stampings throughout (and on the bottom of the outside of the pages)
ON THE JACKET FLAP -
A story about the boy Jancsi who lives with his mother and his father, the "Good Master," on a farm in Hungary; about his cousin Kate who comes from the city to live with them, and whose headstrong ways and tempers are set right by the kindly understanding of the Good Master; about Kate's and Jancsi's races on horseback across the plains, their fun at the fair, their trouble with the gypsies; about the shepherd who made wood carvings, and whose tales kept the children listening till sundown--a colorful story of the customs and people of the great Hungarian plains.
"In both appearance and content The Good Master is a genuinely joyous and beautiful book. Miss Seredy was born in Budapest and knows the country of which she writes. She knows people, too, and can make them so real and so alive that Jancsi, mischievous Kate, Jancsi's father, the lovable 'Good Master,' and Jancsi's mother, hospitable and protective, remain with us after the book is closed. The illustrations have beauty and vitality, the horses seem in motion and the children ready to speak. It's a story that nine to twelve year olds should not miss, and a lovely and distinguished piece of bookmaking." --Anne Thaxter Eaton, New York Times.