Originally published in 1865, this classic has been adopted into the canon of children's literature. In the tale, young protagonist Hans Brinker wants more than anything to win a local speed-skating race -- and to get his hands on the beautiful silver skates awarded to the winner. Faced with a series of tragedies and tribulations, Hans makes sacrifices...
Publisher : The Floating Press
published : 2010
The story unravels on a beautiful canal that has frozen and is ready for ice-skating. The story propounds the fact that with strength of character and family support, the greatest hurdle can be overcome. Poverty does not mean a thing if life is lived with integrity and honesty. A heart-rending tale of achievement in face of adversity.
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
published : 2009
The novel takes place in the Netherlands, and is a colorful fictional portrait of early nineteenth-century Dutch life, as well as a tale of youthful honor. The title of the book refers to the beautiful silver skates to be awarded to winner of the ice-skating race Hans Brinker hopes to enter.
Publisher : Start Publishing LLC
published : 2012
From glistening ice roads to frozen canals, in a wonderland where even the richest nobles thrill to the gliding joys of winter, everyone is awaiting the fabulous race to win the magnificent Silver Skates -- Except Hans Brinker and his sister Gretel. For the Brinkers are desperately poor, friendless; with a father felled by a crippling head wound,...
Publisher : Tom Doherty Associates
published : 1993
Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates was published in 1865 and received more reviews than any other children's book that year. Today it continues to delight countless readers with its story of a virtuous family who inspires us all to have the courage to pursue our dreams.
Publisher : Aladdin
published : 2012