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Hans Brinker, the Silver Skates (Classics for Young Readers) (Classics for Young Readers) [Paperback]

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Pages   224
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.42" Width: 5.35" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.7 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 10, 2009
Publisher   P & R Publishing
Age  9-13
ISBN  0875527256  
EAN  9780875527253  


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This book is the story of a poor brother and sister in long-ago Holland--the beautiful land of windmills, tulips, and wooden shoes. Here Hans and his sister Gretel experience championship skating, hunger and family hardship, and countless adventures. Through trials and moments of great joy, Hans and Gretel show how faith in Christ and loving sacrifice can heal families more than any amount of riches. Ages 9-13.

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Hans Brinker: The Silver Skates is the story of a poor brother and sister in long-ago Holland -- the beautiful land of windmills, tulips, and wooden shoes. Here Hans and his sister Gretel experience championship skating, hunger and family hardship, and countless adventures. Through trials and moments of great joy, Hans and Gretel show how faith in Christ and loving sacrifice can heal families more than any amount of riches. Kathryn Lindskoog faithfully preserves every detail of the original story. Outdated language and historical inaccuracies are trimmed away so the exciting plot and characters can take center stage.

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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.

Mary Mapes Dodge was born in 1830 and died in 1905.

Mary Mapes Dodge has published or released items in the following series...

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LIGHT AND HEAVY HEARTS ON ICE  Apr 10, 2008
Set in Holland during the wintry 1860's this children's classic has proven a literary staple for generations. American author Mary Mapes
Dodge revels in introducing English-speaking readers to the charm of
the Netherlands--while displaying her knowledge of its art, customs and proud history. In this land of tulips, storks and windmills the people wage a relentless war and exercise constant vigilance against the encroachment of the sea, which is above the level of the land. Despite quaint customs and folksy costumes the characters remain alive almost a century and a half later, thanks to human attributes which are universally recognized: family values, responsibility, love, friendship, dedication to a common cause, patriotism, generosity, honesty, compassion for those less fortunate.

The Brinker family barely survives on the fringe of society ion a
humble hut--known locally as the idiot's cottage. Ten years earlier, Raff, the father, fell off a dike, suffering severe brain damage. A danger both to himself and to others he has caused no end of heartache and despair to his harassed wife, who struggles to raise two young children in poverty. As the story opens 15-year-old Hans, now the substitute man of the house, is a remarkable and honest teenager, trying to pursue studies on his own. His 12-year-old sister, Gretel, has never known her father in his right mind, though she bravely tries to help her mother and not fear the man too much. Scorned by Broek snobs as a mere goose girl, Gretel trembles in the face of recurring domestic disaster; she feels guilty about her private, conflicting emotions toward her father.

Two mysteries haunt the Brinker cottage, keeping readers in suspense until their separate denouements: the location of the
missing family fortune of 10,000 Guilders and the identity of the owner of
a fine watch bearing the initials L. J. B. If only the invalid could answer all their questions, for these objects changed location the very night of the dike disaster. Throughout the 332 pages the young folks along the canals are excited at the prospect of a Great race in late December, for which the winners in each category will receive a special pair of silver skates. What a prize! But how could poor riffraff like the Brinker siblings afford decent skates even to compete?

Stylistically the pacing is uneven; after introducing mysteries and juvenile antics the author seems to get bogged down for many long chapters when the boys take an extended trip to various Dutch cities--leaving readers wondering about the latest crisis in the Brinker home.
Thanks to Ben, an English cousin of one of the boy's in Peter's gang,
We see Holland through foreign eyes--for nationalistic contrast. Despite its dated style, this book is a pleasant read with mild hints for social reform and moral promotion for human compassion, with a very tidy ending.
 
Interesting book in a historical context, children may find it boring  Sep 14, 2007
Hans Brinker is an interesting book on many levels. As an adult I enjoyed the historic look at where "Hollanders" originated and why some of their traditions are as they are. I also enjoyed the moral aspects of honesty, hard work, integrity and care for family. These are all strong positives for the book.

Unfortunately, the plot and story telling left me a bit disappointed. At one point the story shifts dramatically from the Brinker family to an adventure (almost travel narrative with tour guide notes) with other teens who took a skating trip to see other parts of Holland. This just did not fit well together with the main story. The main story is about Hans and his sister Gretel and their parents. The father has had a severe head injury while working on protecting the dikes.

I think kids might find the reading tedious and difficult to follow.
 
Oh those riotous Dutch children  Feb 26, 2007
Hans is great, he's a good boy. The Dutch are great, they work with integrity. All is great about the Dutch- but the plot. Those Dutch children are not a riotous bunch. After reading about ice canal for the umpteenth time...I fell asleep.

Ice is lovely, but not for 20 pages.
 
I read about the author first  Nov 3, 2005
When I was in grade school, I read a biography of Mary Mapes Dodge. which described her personal life while she was writing Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates.The book became the #1 item on my Christmas wish list and that wish was granted. I read the book numerous times during my lifetime and quite unexpectedly as a corporate wife, I had the quite lovely experience of living in the Netherlands in an extraordinary year when the canals froze and when they had actual ice skate racing and kettle sweeping on the canals. I felt I was living in the story which I had read so many times. I hope today's children read it with all the excitement I did and then get the wonderful opportunity to speak the language and live with the wonderful people there.
 
Delight for all ages  Aug 25, 2005
I remembers Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates as one of my favorite childhood books and wanted to try it again. It was as delightful in my middle age as when I was seven years old. The forward about Mary Mapes Dodge, when she lived and how she came to write, was an added pleasure. The facts about Holland blended with the touching story of Hans and his family make it a nearly perfect read. My 70-something mother-in-law finished the book in a day and liked it as well. To read it is to feel like you are flying down the ice yourself.
 

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