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Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates
Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates
Author: Mary Mapes Dodge
A beloved childhood favorite for a century and a half-and a book that readers continue to enjoy and appreciate long into adulthood-Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates went through more than 100 editions during the author's lifetime alone. First published in 1865, this replica of the 1917 edition features the exquisite illustrations by Alice Carse...  more »
ISBN: 355204
Publication Date: 1945
Pages: 314
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Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Book Type: Hardcover
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A classic of children's literature. I had forgotten how much of the book is meant to teach children about the geography and history of the Netherlands in the late 1800s. Still, the story is well-told and the main plot -about the poverty-stricken Brinker family, whose breadwinner was disabled in a dike disaster- is very memorable (and apparently based on a historical incident.)