Hungarian mythology includes the myths, fairytales, folktales, legends, and gods of the Hungarians or the Magyars. The Hungarian folktales are known for its whimsical plots and moral endings. These stories are passed on from one generation to the next through the word of mouth.
The book is a collection of five Hungarian folktales that give a glimpse of the rich Hungarian culture and heritage. Looking into the lives of Briar Peter, Uletka and others, the folktales bring in the themes of kindness, love, and sympathy The use of simple language and visual representations help young readers to understand Hungarian culture.
Hungarian folktales retold by Sheila Dhir gives an essence of the culture and customs of Hungary to its readers.