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Hans Brinker (Dodge)



or The Silver Skates


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 Outdated language and historical inaccuracies are trimmed away so the exciting plot and characters can take center stage.


Timeless children's classics entertain families generation after generation, while showcasing rich moral values and encouraging healthy spiritual development. P&R Classics for Young Readers offer the finest children's stories with an accelerated pace, updated language, and full-page illustrations. Enrich the reading experience by using P&R companion study guides.


  • Author: Mary Mapes Dodge
  • Pages: 224
  • Paperback
  • Published in 2001


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Product Details:

  • Paperback:  224 pages
  • Published:  2001
  • Author:  Mary Mapes Dodge


  • Mary Mapes Dodge (1831-1905) was the acknowledged leader in the field of juvenile fiction during her lifetime. Born in New York City, she served as editor of the children's magazine St. Nicholas, to which she attracted such writers as Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Rudyard Kipling. She also authored the short-fiction collection Irvington Stories (1864). From 1873 until her death she edited and contributed to the children's magazine St. Nicholas.
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