The Good Master written and Illustrated by Kate Seredy. She was a Hungarian-born writer and illustrator of children's books. She won the Newbery Medal once, the Newbery Honor twice, the Caldecott Medal once, and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award.
The Singing Tree-Kate Seredy When reading her lovely descriptions it's hard to believe that Ms. Seredy was not a native English speaker. In fact, she was writing in her second language - her first being Hungarian.