Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates (Illustrated) (Unique Classics) [NOOK Book]

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Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates was written by Mary Mapes Dodge in 1865. It is the story of a Dutch boy and his family and friends as they strive to overcome economic and personal hardships in early 19th Century Netherlands. The novel’s title refers to the silver skates to be awarded to winner of the ice-skating race Hans is determined to enter.

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Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates (Illustrated) (Unique Classics)

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Overview

Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates was written by Mary Mapes Dodge in 1865. It is the story of a Dutch boy and his family and friends as they strive to overcome economic and personal hardships in early 19th Century Netherlands. The novel’s title refers to the silver skates to be awarded to winner of the ice-skating race Hans is determined to enter.

This eBook edition is illustrated by French illustrator Théophile Schuler (1821-1878). His etchings were used to illustrate the 1899 edition.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015915532
  • Publisher: Unique Classics
  • Publication date: 11/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Mary Mapes Dodge was born in 1831 in New York City. In 1859, after the death of her husband she started writing and editing two magazines “Working Farmer” and the “United States Journal”. She published a collection of short stories “The Irvington Stories” in 1864. A year later, she completed Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates which became an instant bestseller. She died in 1905.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    Good book

    Hans Brinker is a realy awesome book that is old

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2010

    Children's Class Literature

    I remember loving this book as a child, so when my fifth graders began to study The Netherlands, I decided to read it aloud to the class. The basic story is good, and the book has led to many class discussions. However, the book was written in 1865 and the style and vocabulary reflect that. The author includes whole chapters that lend little to the story line, but rather are intended to instruct the young reader on the customs or culture of Holland at that time. I have found myself replacing words here and there as I read for better student understanding. Also, because of this, it is taking longer to read aloud than I anticipated. There are also many, many Dutch words and names on every page.
    However, if your purpose is to increase knowledge about old Holland, to expose your young person to a classical style of literature,and you plan to give the book to an above average reader of middle elementary years, this would be the perfect book. Just understand that it's a classic book written in the style of more than one hundred years ago, and not the fast-paced edgy writing that young people are independently choosing today.
    The updated cover is very attractive. This book will not only entertain the reader, but educate them as well. And I did buy a copy of Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates for each of my students as a gift when I finish reading it to them in class.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2008

    Introducing: the exciting but heart warming book of Holland!

    Hans Brinker was an outstanding read. It was one of the books where once you start reading you can¿t stop. In some parts it gets kind of lengthy, but what do you expect from a book? It has excellent descriptions of Holland and teaches you a lot of different words and traditions from the vivacious and distinctive wintry land of Holland. The book is very thrilling at times and makes you wonder what will happen next. At many times I was tempted to read the last page but I warn you it will ruin the whole thing! I recommend this book for everyone, and hope you get to read it, it is a very `filling book¿.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2006

    What Comes First

    Hans truly has the heart of an angel. Not only does he skate about Holland for weeks, but he has the guts to bring back the most distinguished doctor in Holland. He wins the race of skating, and the race of life.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2002

    it sounds good

    On Mother's Day, My Nana gave me Hans Brinker and A Tale of Two Cities. I think that Hans Brinker will be the best of the two because it is more for my age.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2000

    a reviewer

    IT IS A BOOK ABOUT TWO CHILDREN THAT WANT KNEW PAIRS OF SKATES AND ONE DAY A GIRL LOOKS IN A STORE WINDOW AND SAYS OH MY GOD I WANT THOSE SO THEY HAVE A CONTEST TO WIN IT THE GIRL WINS AND GETS IT

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2014

    Good

    I like it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2013

    Icecloud

    Silverwhisker? She called.
    •Icecloud•

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2013

    G

    He walks next to his new mate to their new clan.

    =(Silverwhisker)=

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    Classic tale of Holland's ice skating children

    This is a wonderful story. Yet its wordiness might bore some readers. Please persevere, like the poor honest Brinker's do. You'll also be rewarded with a happily ended story read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    Great read but not necessarily for younger people who are into todays fast pace!

    This a great story book with lots of history. It is considered a childens book but i didn't and would never read if a kid. Loved it now as a grandma and great grandma.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2012

    Everstream

    Im locked out

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2012

    Cool book

    Its an awesome book!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2003

    a BIG disappointment

    I found this book quite boring. Chapter 2 is nothing but details on Holland. The author should have just sprinkled in the details (highlight of good writing) And the rest of the book is a mess--unfocused and jumps around too much. There also should have been more action and suspense in the novel. I did like the children.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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