Hans Brinker: Or the Silver Skates

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The Floating Press, Jul 1, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 436 pages
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Originally published in 1865, this classic has been adopted into the canon of children's literature. In the tale, young protagonist Hans Brinker wants more than anything to win a local speed-skating race -- and to get his hands on the beautiful silver skates awarded to the winner. Faced with a series of tragedies and tribulations, Hans makes sacrifices for the benefit of those around him and inspires others to virtue in the process. A must-read for fans of Aesop's Fables, Hans Christian Anderson stories, and O. Henry's short fiction.
 

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Contents

Leyden
226
The Palace in the Wood
234
The Merchant Prince and the SisterPrincess
238
Through the Hague
254
A Day of Rest
263
Homeward Bound
267
Boys and Girls
273
The Crisis
282

Hans Has His Way
64
Introducing Jacob Poot and His Cousin
70
The Festival of Saint Nicholas
79
What the Boys Saw and Did in Amsterdam
91
Big Manias and Little Oddities
105
On the Way to Haarlem
115
A Catastrophe
120
Hans
126
Homes
135
HaarlemThe Boys Hear Voices
144
The Man With Four Heads
153
Friends in Need
160
On the Canal
170
Jacob Poot Changes the Plan
179
Mynheer Kleef and His Bill of Fare
191
The Red Lion Becomes Dangerous
196
Before the Court
213
The Beleaguered Cities
218
Gretel and Hilda
292
The Awakening
302
Bones and Tongues
307
A New Alarm
312
The Fathers Return
319
The Thousand Guilders
326
Glimpses
334
Looking For Work
340
The Fairy Godmother
347
The Mysterious Watch
356
A Discovery
368
The Race
380
Joy in the Cottage
402
Mysterious Disappearance of Thomas Higgs
414
Broad Sunshine
418
Conclusion
426
Endnotes
431
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About the author (2010)

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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