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The white stag von Kate Seredy
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The white stag (Original 1937; 1965. Auflage)

von Kate Seredy

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Retells the legendary story of the Huns' and Magyars' long migration from Asia to Europe where they hope to find a permanent home.
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Titel:The white stag
Autoren:Kate Seredy
Info:New York : Puffin Books, 1979, c1965.
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The White Stag von Kate Seredy (1937)

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I read this shortly after finishing "The Historian," by Elizabeth Kostova, a novel about Dracula (in this library). I wondered if Seredy would mention Dracula, Dragons, Vampires, etc., since the Carpathians and Transylvania are right in the middle of that whole myth (is it a myth?). Anyway, no mention is made except for where on page 86, line 7, she refers to the Hunnic horde as a "dragon," as it emerges from the 'Pasul Oituz,' into Transylvania. I suppose, given the geography, she could not possibly avoid referring to the dragon somewhere. This is quite an interesting setting of the Myth of the origin of Hungary (or 'Magyar Orszag'), its founding. I imagine this myth is based on Hungarian folklore, but it does seem somewhat biased toward Christianity. Seredy ends her tale before the Huns (Atilla) conquered Rome and before the invasion of the Magyars into Eastern Europe. The tale is definitely evocative of mythical themes (in the same way as Wagner's operas); the text itself seems to be written with middle-school students as an audience. I will give it: ( )
  Farree | Sep 7, 2020 |
I think I expected more modern storytelling, this felt more like a mythic bard but it was stirring and well-written and I ended up enjoying it, even if I didn't know the storyline and didn't follow it as well.
  amyem58 | Apr 15, 2019 |
A four-part generational legend of the journey of the Huns and Magyars into/across Europe, beginning with Nimrod and ending with Attila and the achieving of the Promised Land. A solid work of historical mythology, wrought in quietly assured prose sprinkled with vivid imagery. Looking forward to more of [a:Kate Seredy|80667|Kate Seredy|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1453402760p2/80667.jpg]'s work.

Not quite four stars, more like a strong 3.5. I didn't find much to invest in, but a keeper for my middle grade shelves nonetheless. ( )
  AmandaGStevens | Mar 2, 2019 |
Seredy's writing, as expected, is excellent. Presented as a legend of the Hungarian people, it is quite possibly an oral history. We've all heard about Atilla the Hun coming from the Russian steppes. The story begins 3 generations previous, with Nimrod and his sons Hunor and Magyar, during a time of famine. They follow the leading of their god to find a land where they will prosper. In this generation it is a white stag who shows the way. There is much fighting as local tribes try to defend their homes from the massive migration. Over the decades of fighting, some of the leaders begin to doubt the leading of their god. Magyar & his followers remain where they are in a pleasant valley between the Don & Volga rivers (p.46). Hunor & his people, led by his grandson Atilla, follow the path of a flaming sword with much brutal warfare and eventual disastrous consequences. Hunor's tribe eventually is led again by a white stag to a new home, with an accepting small local tribe, west of the Carpathian mountains between the rivers Pathissus and Danubius.
Some small pieces of factual information are integrated: the comet in 408, the response of Flavius Honorius (Roman Emperor) and Pope Innocentius, the fighting with Sarmatians, Dacians, Goths, Franks, and Romans. These are peoples I have vaguely heard of but have no idea of their role in history. This legend is good motivation to learn more about this time in our world history. What did become of the Magyars? Damon's prophecy (p.59) says "for seven generations will they roam the earth, outcasts among men."
I am reminded of the Menominee tradition of being led west by a shell to a land where food grows on water which will be their home. ( )
  juniperSun | Jun 11, 2017 |
I enjoyed another book by this author, but after reading one chapter of this work, I was so upset by what happened that I decided I did not want to finish it.
  fuzzi | Sep 21, 2016 |
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