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Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates

Mary Mapes Dodge

First published in 1865, Mary Mapes Dodge's "Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates" is an endearing children's story about a hard-working, honorable Dutch boy and the challenges he faces as a result of his family's poverty. Hans dreams of entering a big ice-skating race with his sister Gretel so that he may win the beautiful silver skates he desires. Yet, he is also very concerned for his father, who has been injured from a fall off of a dike and in need of surgery. When Hans learns of an expensive doctor who may be able to treat his father, he offers his money, saved for the race skates he would need to win the competition, to the doctor for the surgery. This heartwarming tale with its surprising ending was an instant commercial success and has remained in print ever since its publication. Dodge's story, full of authentic detail of Dutch life in the early nineteenth century, has provided readers with a charming tale of youthful honor that has stood the test of time. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper.

Book Details

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  • Publish Date: Mar 8th, 2020
  • Pages: 182
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.42in - 0.52lb
  • EAN: 9781420967432
  • Recommended age: 09-11
  • Categories: Classics
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