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Extended Audio Sample Hans Brinker: or, The Silver Skates, by Mary Mapes Dodge Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,831 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Mapes Dodge Narrator: John McDonough Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Young Hans Brinker and his sister, Gretel, live in Holland, the colorful land of sparkling canals and great flapping windmills. But the Brinkers are very poor, and the father is ill. How can Hans help his family survive the long Dutch winter that lies ahead? When Hans learns about a race and the prize—a pair of shiny silver skates—he sees a chance to restore security to the Brinker household. But to help his family triumph over hardship, the determined boy and his sister must overcome some almost impossible challenges before the race even begins. Hans Brinker has been classic of children’s literature for over a century. Providing a fascinating look at daily life in Holland, it has inspired generations of American children to appreciate the people and culture of this industrious country. It is also the heartwarming story that made this Dutch boy a symbol for goodness and devotion. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lisa | 2/18/2014

    " One of my favorite books as a kid. I distinctly remember the first time I read the part about how the ropes from the wooden skates had rubbed into Hans and Gretel's ankles-- and how much they wanted to win that prize. So good, need to read it again... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chrissie | 2/13/2014

    " I read this as a kid. I still have the book, a hardcover from the 50s! Gray blue woth a rectangular picture of the twokids skating down the canals. This and A Dog of Flanders were how I pictured Holland. It was so strange to visit these places as an adult. In fact, A Dog of Flanders took place in Belgium's Antwerp. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rob | 2/13/2014

    " read with 8 year old. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jeff Bridges | 2/6/2014

    " Sorry i was 10 "

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