Hans Brinker, Or the Silver Skates

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Courier Dover Publications, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 276 pages
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Set against a backdrop of frozen canals in a winter wonderland, the year's most exciting event in a little Dutch village is about to take place. But will Hans Brinker and his sister Gretel, with their hand-carved wooden skates, be able to compete against their well-trained young friends who own fine steel blades?
  

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Set against a backdrop of frozen canals in a winter wonderland, the year's most exciting event in a little Dutch village is about to take place. But will Hans Brinker and his sister Gretel, with their ... Read full review

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I still remember about fifty years ago my teacher read this aloud to my class in primary school. I especially recall the trephining operation which restores Hans' father's memory. Read full review

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Contents

Hans and Gretel
1
Holland
5
The Silver Skates
14
Hans and Gretel Find a Friend
19
Shadows in the Home
26
Sunbeams
33
Introducing Jacob Foot and His Cousin Ben
41
The Festival of Saint Nicholas
47
The Palace and the Wood
149
The Merchant Prince and the SisterPrincess
152
Through The Hague
164
A Day of Rest
171
Homeward Bound
174
Boys and Girls
178
The Crisis
184
Gretel and Hilda
190

What the Boys Saw and Did in Amsterdam
55
Big Manias and Little Oddities
64
On the Way to Haarlem
71
A Catastrophe
75
Hans
79
Homes
84
Haarlem the Boys Hear Voices
90
The Man with Four Heads
96
Friends in Need
101
On the Canal
108
Jacob Foot Changes the Plan
114
Mynheer Kleef and His Bill of Fare
121
The Red Lion Becomes Dangerous
124
Before the Court
135
The Beleaguered Cities
138
Leyden
143
The Awakening
196
Bones and Tongues
199
A New Alarm
203
The Fathers Return
207
The Thousand Guilders
211
Glimpses
216
Looking for Work
220
The Fairy Godmother
225
The Mysterious Watch
230
A Discovery
237
The Race
244
Joy in the Cottage
259
Mysterious Disappearance of Thomas Higgs
266
Broad Sunshine
269
Conclusion
274
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About the author (2003)

Mary Elizabeth Mapes Dodge was born in New York in 1831. Her Grandmother was Dutch, and Mary Elizabeth grew up in the center of a strong and properous family. She died in 1905 after a long illness but Hans Brinker lives on.

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