Hans Brinker [electronic resource] : or, the silver skates / Mary Mapes Dodge.
- ISBN: 9781620123140 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 1620123142 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource.
- Publisher: [S.l.] : Duke Classics, 2012.
|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.
|Summary, etc.:|| 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 ...
|Source of Description Note:|| Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (OverDrive viewed, June 13, 2012).
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