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The White Stag by Kate Seredy
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Oct 12, 2011

did not like it

1937 The White Stag by Kate Seredy(originally Viking Press renewed 1979 Puffin Books)
Newberry Award Winner
Traditional Literature

This tale of Attila the leader of a nomadic warring tribe in Hungary begins with his grandfather Nimrod. The first few chapters tell of Nimrod and his sons. This is followed by the sons succeeding their father and then one son Bendeguz marrying Alleeta who dies giving birth to Attila. The father of Attila never shows him any love or compassion so Atilla grows up to be a coldhearted warrior. The story also has many fantasy elements that to this reader confuse rather than enhance the story. The story is geared toward upper elementary/middle school students but with all the characters and fantansy involved I found it difficult to find the focus of the story. Fast read, but not a good one.

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