Hans Brinker

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Dial Books For Young Readers, Nov 1, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
2 Reviews
The story of Hans Brinker is a true classic, but few still read the novel, which was written in the 1860s. Now Bruce Coville and Laurel Long are reintroducing the charming tale in this glorious picture book version. Laurel Long¬'s paintings are breathtaking and luminous. And as he has done in his retellings of Shakespeare¬'s plays, Bruce Coville has masterfully reshaped the sprawling story into a picture book that¬'s fresh, engrossing, and faithful to the intent of the original. This is a tale of a family sticking together through hardship, and of wishes granted just in the nick of time. The race to win the silver skates is well-known, but the mystery of the watch and the missing riches is equally enticing. This is the best kind of fairy tale, and kids will be riveted by its drama. For the winter holidays or anytime, this is a book to cherish.

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User Review  - meastwold - LibraryThing

This book takes place in the Netherlands and discusses a lot about Dutch life. It is a great realistic fiction book that allows readers to easily to connect to the characters of this story. Read full review

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User Review  - jnmwheels - LibraryThing

Somewhat didactic but a good read. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Bruce Coville lives in Syracuse, New York.

Laurel Long lives in southern California.