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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  - antiquary - LibraryThing

I still remember about fifty years ago my teacher read this aloud to my class in primary school. I especially recall the trephining operation which restores Hans' father's memory. Read full review

Review: Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates

User Review  - Krisaundra - Goodreads

I read this book as a child but a couple of years ago I went through this phase where I dug out, or looked up, as many of my favourite books from my childhood & this was one of them. Even as I ... Read full review

Review: Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates

User Review  - Tom White - Goodreads

I would hesitate to call this book a children's book. Young people's book, yes, but a story that has a father recovering from a ten-year illness by means of what amounts to brain surgery cannot be ... Read full review

Review: Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates

User Review  - Roger - Goodreads

Like Dickens, Mary Mapes Dodge tells a story about children trying to survive. Hans and Gretel's father is not in his right mind and cannot work. Although the chatty style and Dutch history lessons detract, the story is very moving when it gets back on track with Hans' quests. Read full review

Review: Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates

User Review  - Kelsey - Goodreads

This book is about a boy named Hans Brinker, age 15, and his sister, Gretel, age 12, live in Holland in the mid-1800s. Ten years before this, their father, Raff, suffered an injury that left him hurt ... Read full review

Review: Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates

User Review  - John Yelverton - Goodreads

A sad book, and an uplifting book at the same time. Well worth your time to read. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - tlesr - LibraryThing

Endearing classic about a brother and sister who work together to find a doctor who can help their father and winning the competition to win silver skates. Read full review

Review: Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates

User Review  - Wes - Goodreads

I quite enjoyed reading this book. It reminded me so much of Holland and at the same time produced much more to my interest. This book could now be taken to be a historical text for a lazy American ... Read full review


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