Hans Brinker, or, The silver skates

by Dodge, Mary Mapes, 1830-1905.

Format: Print Book 2003
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Green Tree Public Library Children's JF DOD
Location  Green Tree Public Library
 
Collection  Children's
 
Call Number  JF DOD
 
 
Summary
In this classic winter tale, set against a backdrop of frozen canals in a land of windmills and wooden shoes, the year's most thrilling event is about to take place -- the race to win the coveted Silver Skates.
For youngsters of the Dutch village, the time is especially exciting. But Hans and Gretel Brinker, with their hand-carved wooden blades, can hardly expect to compete against their well-trained young friends who own costly steel skates. Raff Brinker, their father, is seriously ill, and the desperately poor family is struggling to survive. To win the race, the siblings will need a miracle -- and a helping hand.
First published in 1865, Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates was greeted with instant popular acclaim. The heartwarming tale continues to delight countless readers today with its messages of virtue rewarded and the importance of maintaining courage in the pursuit of one's dreams.
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Series Dover evergreen classics.
Subjects Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Ice skating -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction.
Skating -- Juvenile fiction.
Netherlands -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Netherlands -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher Mineola, N.Y. :Dover Publications,2003
Edition 1st Dover ed.
Other Titles Hans Brinker
Hans Brinker
Silver skates
Language English
Notes "Unaridged republication of a standard edition of the work originally published by James O'kane, new York, in 1865."--verso t.p.
Description vii, 276 pages ; 22 cm.
ISBN 0486428427 (pbk.)
9780486428420 (pbk.)
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