Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates

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Author: Mary Mapes Dodge
Publisher: Watermill Classic 0893757098
Year: 1983 Print: 1 Cover Price: $1.95
Condition: Fine. No defects 
Genre:  Fiction/Classic
Pages: 343

“There is an Angel called Charity who often would save our hearts a great deal of trouble if we would but let her in.” -Mary Mapes Dodge ; Hans Brinker

Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates is a novel by American author Mary Mapes Dodge, first published in 1865. The novel takes place in the Netherlands and is a colorful fictional portrait of early 19th-century Dutch life, as well as a tale of youthful honor.

The book's title refers to the beautiful silver skates to be awarded to the winner of the ice-skating race Hans Brinker hopes to enter. The novel introduced the sport of Dutch speed skating to Americans, and in U.S. media Hans Brinker is still considered the prototypical speed skater.

The book is also notable for popularizing the story of the little Dutch boy who plugs a dike with his finger.

A Children's Classic that Belongs on Every Bookshelf!

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