Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates Book and Charm (Charming Classics)

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The music has commenced ... Where are the racers?
All assembled together near the white columns.
It is a beautiful sight. Forty boys and girls in picturesque
attire darting with electric swiftness in and out among
each other, or sailing in pairs and triplets, beckoning,
chatting, whispering in the fullness of youthful glee.

In a little Dutch village covered in snow, Hans Brinker and his sister, Gretel, glide down the canals on hand-carved wooden skates. Metal skates are much too expensive. Even so, they are two of the best skaters around. A race is announced with two grand prizes: a pair of skates for a boy and another for a girl. Hans and Gretel enter, but will they win the silver skates?

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Mary Mapes Dodge became an author and editor after the death of her husband. Once her collection of short stories, The Irvington Stories (1864), met with success, a novel was solicited. She then wrote Hans Brinker, an instant bestseller. Later in life, she edited St. Nicholas Magazine, one of the most successful magazines for children of the late - nineteenth century.

About the Author:

American editor and writer, Dodge is best known for her juvenile fiction. She started her career for attaining livelihood. Later a magazine for children, St. Nicholas achieved high standards due to her hard work and attracted great writers.

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