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Encyclopedia > Kate Seredy

Kate Seredy (10 November 18967 March 1975) was a Hungarian-born writer of children's books, written in the English language. She moved from Budapest to the United States in 1922 with an art teacher's diploma from Academy of Arts, Budapest. In 1935, she published her first book, "The Good Master". Many more were to follow, although she always considered herself an illustrator before an author. She illustrated her work in her own unique style and her books were "an excuse for making pictures" (oklahoma.net/~silvrdal/seredy.html. Her 1937 novel, The White Stag was awarded the Newbery Medal for excellence in children's literature. November 10 is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 51 days remaining. ... 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in leap years). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The White Stag is a book by Kate Seredy that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American childrens literature in 1938 Categories: | ... The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the outstanding American book for children. ... Jane Frank: illustration from Thomas Yoseloffs The Further Adventures of Till Eulenspiegel (1957). ...


Born in Budapest in 1899, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Before coming to America, she served as a nurse during World War I. Kate Seredy's father, Louis Peter, was a teacher. Nickname: Paris of the East, Pearl of the Danubeor Queen of the Danube Location of Budapest in Hungary Country Hungary County Pest Mayor Gábor Demszky (SZDSZ) Area    - City 525,16 km²  - Land n/a km²  - Water n/a km² Population    - City (2006) 1,695,000  - Density 3570/km... Official languages Latin, German, Hungarian Established church Roman Catholic Capital & Largest City Vienna pop. ...


Her hobbies included "woodcarving, sculpture, making pottery, painting children's portraits, and designing and sewing" (SAA 1).


She died of heart failure on March 7, 1975 at the age of 78. March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in leap years). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


Sources

Something About the Author Vol. 1


www.oklahoma.net/~silvrdal/seredy.html


Publications

  • The Good Master, Viking, 1935
  • Listening, Vikink, 1936
  • The White Stag, Viking, 1937
  • The Singing Tree, Viking, 1939
  • A Tree for Peter, Viking, 1940
  • The Open Gate, Viking, 1943
  • The Chestry Oak, Viking, 1948
  • Gypsy, Viking, 1951
  • Philomena, Viking, 1955
  • The Tenement Tree, Viking, 1959
  • A Brand New Uncle, Viking, 1960
  • Lazy Tinka, Viking, 1962

 
 

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