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The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy
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May 14, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: history
Read in November, 2008

A classic featuring good old fashioned values, this book is set in 1917 during WWI. What makes it unique is that it is told from the perspective of a Hungarian farming family on the homefront. There is very little about the war, but a lot about helping each other get through a hard time. Of interest to kids: horses, and kittens play a role in the story. Jews and Russians are portrayed in a positive light. The family takes in five young German children and cares for them until they can be returned to their families.

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Mary Nice review! But, in WWI, the Germans were not the enemy - not to the Hungarians. The Russians were.

I do love this book - have to review it. Thanks for yours!

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