A Newbery Honor Book - from the author of The White Stag
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 Maris wedding wearing nearly as many petticoats as the older girls wear. And Jancsi himself, astride his prized horse, doesnt seem to Kate to be quite so boyish anymore. Then, when Hungary must send troops to fight in the Great War and Jancsis 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.
"A spontaneous, lively tale"The New York Times