Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 6, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 400 pages
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Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates was published in 1865 and received more reviews than any other children's book that year. Today it continues to delight countless readers with its story of a virtuous family who inspires us all to have the courage to pursue our dreams.
  

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User 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

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User Review  - MiaSquires - LibraryThing

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

Contents

Hans and Gretel
1
Holland
7
The Silver Skates
19
Hans and Gretel Find a Friend
26
Shadows in the Home
35
Sunbeams
44
Hans Has His Way
50
Introducing Jacob Poot and His Cousin
55
The Palace and the Wood
205
The Merchant Prince and the SisterPrincess
209
Through The Hague
226
A Day of Rest
235
Homeward Bound
239
Boys and Girls
244
The Crisis
252
Gretel and Hilda
261

The Festival of Saint Nicholas
63
What the Boys Saw and Did in Amsterdam
75
Big Manias and Little Oddities
87
On the Way to Haarlem
96
A Catastrophe
101
Hans
106
Homes
113
Haarlemthe Boys Hear Voices
122
The Man with Four Heads
130
Friends in Need
137
On the Canal
146
Jacob Poot Changes the Plan
155
Mynheer Kleef and His Bill of Fare
165
The Red Lion Becomes Dangerous
169
Before the Court
184
The Beleaguered Cities
189
Leyden
197
The Awakening
269
Bones and Tongues
273
A New Alarm
278
The Fathers Return
284
The Thousand Guilders
290
Glimpses
297
Looking for Work
302
The Fairy Godmother
309
The Mysterious Watch
316
A Discovery
326
The Race
336
Joy in the Cottage
357
Mysterious Disappearance of Thomas Higgs
367
Broad Sunshine
371
Conclusion
378
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About the author (2012)

Patricia Lauber is the author of the Around-the-House series and more than 125 other books for young people. Her Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of St. Helens was a Newbery Honor Book. She lives with her husband and two cats, Beemer and MeToo, in New Canaan, Connecticut.

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