The White Stag

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Puffin Books 1979 (Originally published 1937 by Viking Press)

Winner of the 1938 Newbery Medal   For generations the tribes of Huns and Magyars had moved relentlessly westward, obeying the voices of their pagan gods, which compelled them to follow the elusive white stag to their promised homeland. They swept Europe, all the while pursuing their vision of the stag. Their leader was called Attila, and the land Hungary. Here is the epic story of their tribal migration and their fierce leader—known to us even today. ---from the publisher

96 pages                                           978-0140312584                                          Ages 9-12

Keywords:  historical fiction, Newbery Medal, Europe, myth and legend, migration, leadership, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, classic

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“The wonder of a fairy tale, the stirring romance of a heroic legend, rounded out with the color, atmosphere, and poetry of this artist’s retelling of the story of Attila.”—The New York Times


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