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Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates - Mary Mapes Dodge
Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates
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Gretel looked at her [mother] in troubled silence, wondering whether it were very wicked to care more for one parent than for the other-and sure, yes, quite sure, that she dreaded her father, while she clung to her mother with a love that was almost idolatry. -from Hans Brinker A beloved... show more
Gretel looked at her [mother] in troubled silence, wondering whether it were very wicked to care more for one parent than for the other-and sure, yes, quite sure, that she dreaded her father, while she clung to her mother with a love that was almost idolatry. -from Hans Brinker A beloved childhood favorite for a century and a half-and a book that readers continue to enjoy and appreciate long into adulthood-Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates went through more than 100 editions during the author's lifetime alone. First published in 1865, this replica of the 1917 edition features the exquisite illustrations by Alice Carsey, whose sensitive eye and delicate pen-and-ink lines enliven the tale of the poor but virtuous Dutch boy in a way that few other artists have achieved. This replica edition brings the enchanting work of Dodge and Carsey to a new generation of children. Author and editor Mary Mapes Dodge (1831-1905) was born in New York City. She served as editor of the children's magazine St. Nicholas, to which she attracted such writers as Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Rudyard Kipling. She also authored the short-fiction collection Irvington Stories (1864). ON FRONT FLAP: Gretel looked at her [mother] in troubled silence, wondering whether it were very wicked to care more for one parent than for the other-and sure, yes, quite sure, that she dreaded her father, while she clung to her mother with a love that was almost idolatry. -from Hans Brinker A beloved childhood favorite for a century and a half-and a book that readers continue to enjoy and appreciate long into adulthood-Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates went through more than 100 editions during the author's lifetime alone. First published in 1865, this replica of the 1917 edition features the exquisite illustrations by Alice Carsey, whose sensitive eye and delicate pen-and-ink lines enliven the tale of the poor but virtuous Dutch boy in a way that few other artists have achieved. This replica edition brings the enchanting work of Dodge and Carsey to a new generation of children. ON BACK FLAP: COSIMO CLASSICS was inspired by Cosimo de Medici, the first of the de Medici dynasty, who ignited the most important cultural and artistic revolution in Western history - the Renaissance. This quest for enrichment is the foundation for COSIMO, an innovative publisher of books that inspire, inform, and engage readers worldwide. COSIMO brings to life unique, out-of-print classics, representing subjects as diverse as Alternative Health, Business & Economics, Eastern & Western Philosophy, Personal Growth, Mythology & Folklore, Science, and Sacred Texts & Spirituality, and much more!
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781596056664 (1596056665)
Publisher: Cosimo Classics
Pages no: 244
Edition language: English
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Chrissie's Books
Chrissie's Books rated it
4.0
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 B...
A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it
3.0
Holland. Winter. A skating competition. Brother and sister. Mystery. 8+. Enough said.
Lost in the Stacks
Lost in the Stacks rated it
5.0 Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates: A Story of Life in Holland
One of my favorite stories from childhood.
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