Hans Brinker: The Silver Skates,  Classics for Young Readers  -     By: Mary Mapes Dodge
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Hans Brinker: The Silver Skates, Classics for Young Readers

P & R Publishing / 2001 / Paperback

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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.

Editor Kathryn Lindskoog faithfully preserves every detail of the original story. Outdated language and historical inaccuracies are trimmed away so the exciting plot an character can take center stage. Recommended for age 9 to 13.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: P & R Publishing
Publication Date: 2001
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.37 (inches)
ISBN: 0875527256
ISBN-13: 9780875527253
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Ages: 9-13
Series: Classics for Young Readers

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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, 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 Outdated language and historical inaccuracies are trimmed away so the exciting plot and characters can take center stage.

Author Bio

Mary Mapes Dodge was born in 1834 in New York City. As a teenager, she wrote unsigned articles for her father's magazine. She later married and had two sons. After her husbands death, she moved into her parents home and decided to become a writer. Her first work was a collection of children's stories. Hans Brinker was published when Dodge was thirty-one and it made her famous. At age thirty-nine she became editor of St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls. Editor: Kathryn Lindskoog, educator, literary critic, an expert on C.S. Lewis, and poet has written and edited more that twenty-five books, among them: A Child's Garden of Christian Verses and How to Grow a Young Reader. In addition to teaching high-school English for seven years, she taught as an adjunct instructor at several universities. Her teaching career became limited by Multiple Sclerosis, which became disabling in the 1960's.

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Hans Brinker was my best boyhood dream. Could I, if I tried terribly hard, become somebody like him?. . . I am delighted that he is being brought back to life.

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