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Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates: Complete and Unabridged (Tor Classics)

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From glistening ice roads to frozen canals, in a wonderland where even the richest nobles thrill to the gliding joys of winter, everyone is awaiting the fabulous race to win the magnificent Silver Skates --

Except Hans Brinker and his sister Gretel. For the Brinkers are desperately poor, friendless; with a father felled by a crippling head wound, Mother and the children must battle simply to survive. And while Hans and Gretel are strong, fast, disciplined, and loyal...on hand-crafted wooden skates, they can't complete against trained rich kids with fine steel blades...

But sometimes...sometimes...good people are given a chance. Sometimes strangers do care. And sometimes a family's love and loyalty can struggle against even the cruelest twists of fate...

Sometimes...

Synopsis:

From glistening ice roads to frozen canals, in a wonderland where even the richest nobles thrill to the gliding joys of winter, everyone is awaiting the fabulous race to win the magnificent Silver Skates--except Hans Brinker and his sister Gretel. For the Brinkers are desperately poor; with their father felled by a crippling head wound, Mother and the children must battle simply to survive. While Hans and Gretel are strong, fast, disciplined, and loyal on hand-carved wooden skates, they can't compete against trained rich kids with fine steel blades. But sometimes...sometimes...good people are given a second chance. Sometimes strangers do care. And sometimes a family's love and loyalty can struggle against even the cruelest twists of Fate.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812533422
Author:
Dodge, Mary Mapes
Publisher:
Tor Classics
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Literature - Classics
Subject:
People & Places - Europe
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Miscellaneous
Subject:
Netherlands
Subject:
Skating
Subject:
Netherlands Fiction.
Subject:
Childrens classics
Edition Number:
1st Tor ed.
Edition Description:
Complete and Unabridged
Series:
TOR classic
Publication Date:
20141031
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
6.84x4.18x.68 in. .28 lbs.
Age Level:
13-17

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"Synopsis" by , From glistening ice roads to frozen canals, in a wonderland where even the richest nobles thrill to the gliding joys of winter, everyone is awaiting the fabulous race to win the magnificent Silver Skates--except Hans Brinker and his sister Gretel. For the Brinkers are desperately poor; with their father felled by a crippling head wound, Mother and the children must battle simply to survive. While Hans and Gretel are strong, fast, disciplined, and loyal on hand-carved wooden skates, they can't compete against trained rich kids with fine steel blades. But sometimes...sometimes...good people are given a second chance. Sometimes strangers do care. And sometimes a family's love and loyalty can struggle against even the cruelest twists of Fate.
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