"Juzė from Palanga" is a kind of the textbook on Lithuanian geography and culture, the first one written in a form of fiction. It tells about the features of nature in various parts of Lithuania, about the modes of life and customs of the peasants. "Juzė from Palanga" is especially enriched with ethnographic and folkloric material. The story broadly depicts ancient wedding customs of Upper and Lower Lithuanians, contains folk songs and descriptions of amusements.
The style of "Juzė from Palanga", as of other works by M. Valančius, is featured by its exactness, dynamism, abundant humorous elements, and rich folk language.