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Hans Brinker or, the silver skates


Originally published in 1865, this classic has been adopted into the canon of children's literature. In the tale, young protagonist Hans Brinker wants more than anything to win a local speed-skating race -- and to get his hands on the beautiful silver skates awarded to the winner. Faced with a series of tragedies and tribulations, Hans makes sacrifices for the benefit of those around him and inspires others to virtue in the process. A must-read for fans of Aesop's Fables ...

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  • ISBN: 9781620123140 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1620123142 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.
  • Publisher: [S.l.] : Duke Classics, 2012.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Title; Contents; Preface; A Letter from Holland; Hans and Gretel; Holland; The Silver Skates; Hans and Gretel Find a Friend; Shadows in the Home; Sunbeams; Hans Has His Way; Introducing Jacob Poot and His Cousin; The Festival of Saint Nicholas; What the Boys Saw and Did in Amsterdam; Big Manias and Little Oddities; On the Way to Haarlem; A Catastrophe; Hans; Homes; HaarlemThe Boys Hear Voices; The Man With Four Heads; Friends in Need; On the Canal; Jacob Poot Changes the Plan; Mynheer Kleef and His Bill of Fare; The Red Lion Becomes Dangerous; Before the Court; The Beleaguered Cities; Leyden.
The Palace in the Wood; The Merchant Prince and the Sister-Princess; Through the Hague; A Day of Rest; Homeward Bound; Boys and Girls; The Crisis; Gretel and Hilda; The Awakening; Bones and Tongues; A New Alarm; The Father's Return; The Thousand Guilders; Glimpses; Looking For Work; The Fairy Godmother; The Mysterious Watch; A Discovery; The Race; Joy in the Cottage; Mysterious Disappearance of Thomas Higgs; Broad Sunshine; Conclusion; Endnotes.
Source of Description Note:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (OverDrive viewed, June 13, 2012).
Subject: e-ne---
Brothers and sisters Juvenile fiction
Skating Juvenile fiction
Netherlands Juvenile fiction
Netherlands Fiction
Skating Fiction
Brothers and sisters Fiiction
Genre: Electronic books.

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