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Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates

Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates

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Tor Classics

Mary Mapes Dodge

Tor Classics

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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, Mother and the children must battle simply to survive. And while Hans and Gretel are strong, fast, disciplined, and loyal...on hand-crafted wooden skates, they can't complete against trained rich kids with fine steel blades...

But sometimes...sometimes...good people are given a chance. Sometimes strangers do care. And sometimes a family's love and loyalty can struggle against even the cruelest twists of fate...

Sometimes...


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Mary Mapes Dodge

Mary Elizabeth Mapes Dodge was born in New York in 1831. Her Grandmother was Dutch, and Mary Elizabeth grew up in the center of a strong and properous family. She died in 1905 after a long illness but Hans Brinker lives on.

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