Hans Brinker

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Dial Books For Young Readers, Nov 1, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
19 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  - Carmela Stotts - Goodreads

I always get the books that have Laura Long as a Illustrator just because her art work is so beautiful. This edition of Hans Brinker also has a forward that gives great background on the story and author. Read full review

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User Review  - Elaine - Goodreads

This is a beautiful retelling of Hans Brinker and the silver skates. It tells just the story without including all of the description that is in the original book. The illustrations are gorgeous. I ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Bruce Coville lives in Syracuse, New York.

Laurel Long lives in southern California.