Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates

by Mary Mapes Dodge

Description:  Set in Holland, Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates relates the experiences of its title character, who dreams of winning an ice-skating race. Weighing this opportunity for personal gain against opportunities to help those around him, though, Hans finds that his loved ones come first—and his generosity just might save his father's life! Facing his difficult decisions with honor and nobility, he brings out the best in others. Though written by an American author, this novel offers a vivid depiction of 19th century Dutch life.

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Ages:  10-12
Format:  Ebook
Illustrations:  Color
Year published:  2013
ISBN:  978-1-59915-812-9
Genres:  Literature, Fiction

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Table of Contents

1. Hans and Gretel
2. Holland
3. The Silver Skates
4. Hans and Gretel Find a Friend
5. Shadows in the Home
6. Sunbeams
7. Hans Has His Way
8. Introducing Jacob Poot and His Cousin
9. The Festival of Saint Nicholas
10. What the Boys Saw and Did in Amsterdam
11. Big Manias and Little Oddities
12. On the Way to Haarlem
13. A Catastrophe
14. Hans
15. Homes
16. Haarlem—The Boys Hear Voices
17. The Man with Four Heads
18. Friends in Need
19. On the Canal
20. Jacob Poot Changes the Plan
21. Mynheer Kleef and His Bill of Fare
22. The Red Lion Becomes Dangerous
23. Before the Court
24. The Beleaguered Cities

25. Leyden
26. The Palace in the Wood
27. The Merchant-Prince and the Sister-Princess
28. Through the Hague
29. A Day of Rest
30. Homeward Bound
31. Boys and Girls
32. The Crisis
33. Gretel and Hilda
34. The Awakening
35. Bones and Tongues
36. A New Alarm
37. The Father's Return
38. The Thousand Guilders
39. Glimpses
40. Looking for Work
41. The Fairy Godmother
42. The Mysterious Watch
43. A Discovery
44. The Race
45. Joy in the Cottage
46. Mysterious Disappearance of Thomas Higgs
47. Broad Sunshine
48. Conclusion

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