[Read] ➱ Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates By Mary Mapes Dodge – Bassgrotto.co.uk

Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates Gretel Looked At Her Mother In Troubled Silence, Wondering Whether It Were Very Wicked To Care For One Parent Than For The Other And Sure, Yes, Quite Sure, That She Dreaded Her Father, While She Clung To Her Mother With A Love That Was Almost Idolatry From Hans Brinker A Beloved Childhood Favorite For A Century And A Half And A Book That Readers Continue To Enjoy And Appreciate Long Into Adulthood Hans Brinker, Or The Silver Skates Went Through Than 100 Editions During The Author S Lifetime Alone First Published In 1865, This Replica Of The 1917 Edition Features The Exquisite Illustrations By Alice Carsey, Whose Sensitive Eye And Delicate Pen And Ink Lines Enliven The Tale Of The Poor But Virtuous Dutch Boy In A Way That Few Other Artists Have Achieved This Replica Edition Brings The Enchanting Work Of Dodge And Carsey To A New Generation Of Children Author And Editor Mary Mapes Dodge 1831 1905 Was 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.


10 thoughts on “Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates

  1. says:

    What a delightful book this is I am generally disappointed by children s books, but Mary Mapes Dodge did not talk down to her audience, and as a result the read is enjoyable, even for an adult Interestingly enough, I had thought this book was written by a Hollander, but it was written by an American She obviously wanted her young readers to learn something about a nation that she so clearly admired, so she included a great deal of history, descriptions of customs and well drawn images of the What a delightful book this is I am generally disappointed by children s books, but Mary Mapes Dodge did not talk down to her audience, and as a result the read is enjoyable, even for an adult Interestingly enough, I had thought this book was written by a Hollander, but it was written by an American She obviously wanted her young readers to learn something about a nation that she so clearly admired, so she included a great...


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    I m reading this to decide if it gets to stay with me or not I have a very, very bad or maybe good habit of buying books I haven t read because I ve heard they re good Or I want to read them Or they re on sale This was one such book Hey, everyone has read Hans Brinker, I should too Thus far I m really liking it so maybe it was a good thing I bought it several years ago and am just now getting around to it.September 20, 2009 I finished Yes, it took me much longer to read than normal I m reading this to decide if it gets to stay with me or not I have a very, very bad or maybe good habit of buying books I haven t read because I ve heard they re good Or I want to read them Or they re on sale This was one such book Hey, everyone has read Hans Brinker, I should too Thus far I m really liking it so maybe it was a good thing I bought it several years ago and am just now getting around to it.September 20, 2009 I finished Yes, it took me much longer to read than normal, but I only read it when I was upstairs, with nothing to do, which pretty much never happens.I really enjoyed this book It was sweet and nice and gentle but...


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    Luxuries unfit us for returning to hardships easily endured before.That is one of the little gems which pop up throughout this classic book of children s literature Published in 1865, it was second only to Dickens that year in sales Written by an American who had never been to the Netherlands before the book was written, it has, apparently, been a much loved book handed down through the generations Although I come from Flemish Dutch ancestry, this book was unknown in my family, perhaps becaus Luxuries unfit us for returning to hardships easily endured before.That is one of the little gems which pop up throughout this classic book of children s literature Published in 1865, it was second only to Dickens that year in sales Written by an American who had never been to the Netherlands before the book was written, it has, apparently, been a much loved book handed down through the generations Although I come from Flemish Dutch ancestry, this book was unknown in my family, perhaps because it is truly an American invention Indeed, it even contains the story of the Little Boy And The Dike not Hans Brinker , which ...


  4. says:

    A wonderful tale of a close knit family, set in the beauty of Holland I come back to this nearly every winter A perfect read to curl up in front of the fireplace with.


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    This is one of the greatest books for children I ve ever met Indeed you won t meet such books nowadays, not with such a beautiful language and such good lessons to teach I ve read Hans Brinker twice The first time was when I was 11 or 12 and it impressed me so much that till now it is the second association with Holland for me after the tulips So when this year I was searching for something to read during the Christmastime and occasionally saw the title among ...


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    Worst Book Ever Okay, maybe not the worst, but a really boring, awful book The actual story of Hans could be told in about fifty pages The edition I read on Google Books was nearly three hundred pages long I can appreciate it for the historical things I ve read enough books from this time period to know that the personalities of the Brinker children and some of the other boys are how the authors imagined children, and the history of Holland asides are in there to educate small children Worst Book Ever Okay, maybe not the worst, but a really boring, awful book The actual story of Hans could be told in about fifty pages The edition I read on Google Books was nearly three hundred pages long I can appreciate it for the historical things I ve read enough books from this time period to know that the person...


  8. says:

    This is an old fashioned children s book, with a story meant to encourage the development of character and Christian values in its readers I might be frustrated with its didactic tone if it were not for the fascinating background it gives on the Netherlands Overall, it s rather charming.


  9. says:

    I loved this book as a kid and reread it several times It was especially enjoyable while eating Dutch chocolate shoes This book made me fascinated with all things Holland I still have the edition I read when I was 8 or 9.


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    I can t believe I made it through an upbringing in Holland, Michigan as a descendant of Dutch Immigrants, without having read Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates before now.A good third of the middle of this book is a travelogue of the Netherlands, with some history thrown in There are some classical references I had to look up, even though it s a children s story It was written in 1865.It s full of pithy sayings, supposedly from the Dutch My favorite was Humble wife is husband s boss Somet I can t believe I made it through an upbringing in Holland, Michigan as a descendant of Dutch Immigrants, without having read Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates before now.A good third of the middle of this book is a travelogue of the Netherlands, with some history thrown in There are some classical references I had to look up, even though it s a children s story It was written in 1865.It s full of pithy sayings, supposedly from the Dutch My favorite was Humble wife is husband s boss Sometimes the wife wanted to oppose and contradict her husband, but this saying was drilled into her, so she didn t.The book popularized the story of the boy who plugs a leak in the dike with his finger all night The main plot centers on the husband who suffered an injury and was imbecilic for ten years The internet tells me the author based...


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