The Chestry Oak

The Chestry Oak

By: Kate Seredy Complete Authored Works
Published by: Viking Press Inc
Publication Date: 1948
List: Junior Literary Guild, Not to Miss Read Alouds for Children Ages 10-12

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Young Michael of Hungary carries an acorn all the way from his castle home in Chestry Valley to the warm soil of the Hudson Valley where he makes a new home after the war.

It is difficult to decide which are the most unforgettable: the scenes in Hungary, Michael's proud, valiant father and his beloved Nana, or the friendly young GI and his family in America who take Michael to their hearts and make him their own.

Perhaps the most compelling character of all is Midnight, the dancing black stallion, full of fire and beauty, and trained to perform before princes.

Kate Seredy's many sensitive drawings make this a book to treasure.

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The Chestry Oak Reprint

The Chestry Oak        
Reprinted in 2015 by Purple House Press
Available formats: Paperback
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