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Hans Brinker or Silver Skates

Mary Mapes Dodge

Young Hans Brinker and his sister, Gretel, live in Holland, the colorful land of sparkling canals and great flapping windmills. But the Brinkers are very poor, and the father is ill. How can Hans help his family survive the long Dutch winter that lies ahead? When Hans learns about a race and the prize—a pair of shiny silver skates—he sees a chance to restore security to the Brinker household. But to help his family triumph over hardship, the determined boy and his sister must overcome some almost impossible challenges before the race even begins. Hans Brinker has been classic of children’s literature for over a century. Providing a fascinating look at daily life in Holland, it has inspired generations of American children to appreciate the people and culture of this industrious country. It is also the heartwarming story that made this Dutch boy a symbol for goodness and devotion.

Young Hans Brinker and his sister, Gretel, live in Holland, the colorful land of sparkling canals and great flapping windmills. But the Brinkers are very poor, and the father is ill. How can Hans help his family survive the long Dutch winter that lies ahead? When Hans learns about a race and the prize—a pair of shiny silver skates—he sees a chance to restore security to the Brinker household. But to help his family triumph over hardship, the determined boy and his sister must overcome some almost impossible challenges before the race even begins. Hans Brinker has been classic of children’s literature for over a century. Providing a fascinating look at daily life in Holland, it has inspired generations of American children to appreciate the people and culture of this industrious country. It is also the heartwarming story that made this Dutch boy a symbol for goodness and devotion.
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Genres:

Classics

Description:

Young Hans Brinker and his sister, Gretel, live in Holland, the colorful land of sparkling canals and great flapping windmills. But the Brinkers are very poor, and the father is ill. How can Hans help his family survive the long Dutch winter that lies ahead? When Hans learns about a race and the prize—a pair of shiny silver skates—he sees a chance to restore security to the Brinker household. But to help his family triumph over hardship, the determined boy and his sister must overcome some almost impossible challenges before the race even begins. Hans Brinker has been classic of children’s literature for over a century. Providing a fascinating look at daily life in Holland, it has inspired generations of American children to appreciate the people and culture of this industrious country. It is also the heartwarming story that made this Dutch boy a symbol for goodness and devotion.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John McDonough

Length:

10h 21m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:16


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

25:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:15


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

29:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:07


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:51


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

14:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:49


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:29


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:01


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:05


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

11:07


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:06


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

10:52


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

11:56


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

18:26


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

18:02


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

36:27


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

17:16


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:36


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

12:00


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:30


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:26