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. 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 anymore. 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.
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.
Newbery Award-winning author Kate Seredy presents an unforgettable world and characters who will be remembered forever, as a young boy and his cousin from the city grow up on his father's ranch on the Hungarian plains. The first book, The Good Master, starts out their journey together on the plains. The second book, The Singing Tree, continues their adventures together as a rambunctious team of cousins.