Synopses & Reviews
andlt;Iandgt;Hans Brinkerandlt;/Iandgt; or andlt;Iandgt;The Silver Skatesandlt;/Iandgt; was published in 1865 and received more reviews than any other children's book that year. Today it continues to delight countless readers with its story of a virtuous family who inspires us all to have the courage to pursue our dreams.
This inspiring classic tells the story of a young Dutch boy, living with his parents and sister, struggling through untold hardships. It is Hans's courage and strength of character that make this a story beloved by generations of readers.
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Patricia Lauberandlt;/bandgt; is the author of the Around-the-House series and more than 125 other books for young people. Her andlt;Iandgt;Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of St. Helensandlt;/iandgt; was a Newbery Honor Book. She lives with her husband and two cats, Beemer and MeToo, in New Canaan, Connecticut.