Hans Brinker Or the Silver Skates
The story unravels on a beautiful canal that has frozen and is ready for ice-skating. The story propounds the fact that with strength of character and family support, the greatest hurdle can be overcome. Poverty does not mean a thing if life is lived with integrity and honesty. A heart-rending tale of achievement in face of adversity.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - GraceZ - LibraryThing
I liked this book a lot more than I expected to! I thought it was a simple children's book about Dutch kids, but it turns out Hans Brinker is basically used to add some adventure to a book that is ... Read full review
Review: Hans Brinker, or the Silver SkatesUser Review - Goodreads
Like Dickens, Mary Mapes Dodge tells a story about children trying to survive. Hans and Gretel's father is not in his right mind and cannot work. Although the chatty style and Dutch history lessons detract, the story is very moving when it gets back on track with Hans' quests. Read full review