Hans Brinker by Mary Mapes Dodge

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The novel takes place in the Netherlands, and is a colorful fictional portrait of early nineteenth-century Dutch life, as well as a tale of youthful honor. The title of the book refers to the beautiful silver skates to be awarded to winner of the ice-skating race Hans Brinker hopes to enter.

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Mary Elizabeth Mapes Dodge was born in New York in 1831. Her Grandmother was Dutch, and Mary Elizabeth grew up in the center of a strong and properous family. She died in 1905 after a long illness but Hans Brinker lives on.
Published December 28, 2012 by Start Publishing LLC. 232 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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An addition to the Lippincott Classics — this story of ordinary people in a village in Holland has been a favorite for several generations.

Feb 26 1958 | Read Full Review of Hans Brinker

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It's extraordinary how many adults fondly remember reading Hans .

Mar 20 1992 | Read Full Review of Hans Brinker

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