Hans Brinker and his sister Gretel would love to enter the great ice skating contest with all the other children. Who wouldn't? The winner will receive a magnificent pair of silver skates! But wearing their old wooden skates that squeak and moan on the ice, Hans and Gretel don't stand a chance. And there's no money for new skates--not with their father so terribly ill.
Suddenly, the Brinker family's luck seems to change. Almost magically, Hans and Gretel receive enough money to buy themselves some real skates.
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