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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Mapes Dodge Narrator: Christine Marshal Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Set in the Netherlands, the beautiful land of windmills, tulips, and wooden shoes, this timeless story relates the adventures of the impoverished but virtuous Brinker family. Young Hans and Gretel work toward two goals: finding the doctor who can restore their father’s memory, and winning the competition for the silver skates. Their good deeds help to bring about good fortune for their whole family.

With many interesting details about Dutch family life and the history, this charming tale published over 140 years ago continues to delight countless readers with its inspiring story that encourages us all to pursue our dreams.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Hans Brinker] has been read by every generation...and will be read by many coming ones with equal pleasure.”

    Boston Transcript, 1895

  • “Against all odds, the story’s rosy-cheeked glow persists...there’s something hopeful and even touching about her view of children who are committed to helping other people.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • Hans Brinker [is] probably the most famous children’s story about [Holland] ever written—it is a noteworthy event to young people.”

    Public Library Bulletin, 1893

  • “Hans Brinker was my best boyhood dream. Could I, if I tried terribly hard, become somebody like him? What a shame that hardly anybody knows Hans Brinker anymore. I am delighted that he is being brought back to life.”

    Lewis Smedes, Fuller Theological Seminary

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sharon | 3/16/2011

    " One of my favorite hildhood books, I read this classic many times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Hillary | 2/10/2011

    " It made me want to read more about Holland. It was a cute children's book and now I know the story behind Hans Brinker. I've heard the name and it mentioned many times and now I understand it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by _elena_88 | 1/31/2011

    " The most beautiful book that I read when I was little! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kirsti | 1/8/2011

    " MCL. Junior Illustrated Library edition. "

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