Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates (Illustrated and Annotated) [ePub]

by Mary Mapes Dodge

“Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates” is a novel by American author Mary Mapes Dodge (1831-1905). First published in 1865, it novel takes place in the Netherlands, and is a colorful fictional portrait of early XIX Century Dutch life.

The 15-year-old Hans Brinker and his younger sister Gretel yearn to participate in December's great ice-skating race on the canal. They have little chance of doing well on their handmade wooden skates, but the prospect of the race and the prize of the Silver Skates excite them and fire their dreams…

The ebook contains several beautiful illustrations by Théophile Schuler (1821-1878) and seven poems for children by the same Mary Mapes Dodge.

03.09.2010

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