Hans Brinker, Or the Silver Skates

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Courier Corporation, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 276 pages
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Hans and his sister Gretel must find a way to help their desperately poor family survive. Their chance to win the splendid Silver Skates in a race on the village's frozen canals may provide the solution. A timeless classic of love and loyalty. Unabridged republication of a standard edition.
 

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Review: Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates

User Review  - Rebecca - Goodreads

Wow, no wonder I abandoned this book when I was 12! This is written in 1840's style English, liberally peppered with Dutch. It's ostensibly for children but you pretty much have to be a college ... Read full review

Review: Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates

User Review  - Volkert - Goodreads

As a Dutch boy, born in Holland and raised in America, I'm not sure why it took me more than half-a-century before I decided to read (actually listen to the audiobook version of) this book. It is a ... 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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