Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates: The Classic Tale of Dutch Culture and Heritage

Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates: The Classic Tale of Dutch Culture and Heritage

by Mary Mapes Dodge

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Overview

Hans Brinker is a classic children's story set in the Netherlands, following the titular character as he aspires to compete in ice skating races and help his family.



At the start, we discover that our young hero is responsible for his entire family's welfare, after his father was injured in an accident. Rather than be downcast by his father's poor condition, Hans is emboldened and determined to turn the family's fortunes around by competing in ice skating races. The stakes become higher as a potential but expensive cure for Hans' stricken father is revealed by the family's doctor.



Today, this tale of youthful gallantry remains well-known and celebrated in the Netherlands. Its accurate details of traditional Dutch life enthralled curious readers and introduced them to a country hitherto little-known in children's literature. Virtues held highly in the Dutch culture; of both cooperation and competition, are well expressed in the hero's character and - as the story progresses - his family members.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780359030187
Publisher: Lulu.com
Publication date: 08/17/2018
Pages: 158
Sales rank: 296,294
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range: 9 - 11 Years

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