Kate Seredy


Born
in Budapest, Hungary
November 10, 1899

Died
March 07, 1975

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Seredy (Serédy Kató) was a gifted writer and illustrator, born in Hungary, who moved to the United States in 1922.
Seredy received a diploma to teach art from the Academy of Arts in Budapest. During World War I Seredy travelled to Paris and worked as a combat nurse. After the war she illustrated several books in Hungary.
She is best known for The Good Master, written in 1935, and for the Newbery Award winner, The White Stag.

Average rating: 3.95 · 10,169 ratings · 848 reviews · 48 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Good Master

4.11 avg rating — 3,653 ratings — published 1935 — 9 editions
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The White Stag

3.62 avg rating — 3,045 ratings — published 1937 — 13 editions
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The Singing Tree

4.06 avg rating — 2,206 ratings — published 1940 — 13 editions
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A Tree for Peter

4.34 avg rating — 308 ratings — published 1941 — 6 editions
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The Chestry Oak

4.47 avg rating — 285 ratings — published 1948 — 5 editions
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Philomena

3.77 avg rating — 161 ratings — published 1955 — 3 editions
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The Open Gate

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1943 — 3 editions
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A Brand-New Uncle

3.90 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1961
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Lazy Tinka

3.25 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1962 — 2 editions
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The Tenement Tree

4.07 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1959
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“(W)hen a load is too heavy for one horse to pull, what do we do? Hitch another to it, don't we? That's just common sense. Well, son, things that sort of weigh on a man's mind and heart may be too heavy for him to make much headway with alone.”
Kate Seredy, The Chestry Oak

“One had to be so careful...about remembering things. Thinking and remembering were something like walking along well-known paths and passageways that always used to lead to something lovely...but now, the same paths and passageways might end in something dead or frightening.
Yes, one had to walk on tiptoe, remembering to look carefully ahead and turn quickly away before one was faced with something ruined or dead. The thing to do was to make little tunnels or thoughtways, from now to once-upon-a-time, each leading to a lovely thing to remember.”
Kate Seredy, The Chestry Oak

“This was not the way to think things out for himself, and that was what he had to do. Take each piece of happening that, by itself, was just a meaningless hurt and find its place in the big picture. Do it over and over and over, because that way one came to understand things, and they hurt less. He had...come to understand a lot and the knowledge he now held within himself was not made of sharp, separate hurts. It was just one big, heavy sadness. It made him stand very straight, braced against the weight in his heart proudly...Each bit of knowledge he had gathered, each new hurt he had mastered, made him lift his chin a little higher, hold himself more closely knit and proud, because he had found out all by himself that his pride could be used as a shield to soften and deflect each new blow. His proud, strong body, his still, calm face, was the shield; he had no other weapon against the monsters in this dark tunnel of time that was so much like the shivery, scary part of a story.”
Kate Seredy, The Chestry Oak

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