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Hans Brinker Silver Skates

(Great Illustrated Classics)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  280 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
The world's best-loved children's stories set in large type for easy reading.
-- Over 100 illustrations in each book
Published (first published May 8th 2012)
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Amanda
Dec 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
A feel good story that got us hooked. We are eagerly waiting to read the unabridged version to fill in the detail that is lost in the abridge version. Still a great story of a family overcoming great obstacles by the kindness of others.
Dail Sams
Jul 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s-lit
This classic was written by Mary Mapes Dodge (I chose the wrong edition) and first published in 1865. It is not only an appealing story of a brother and sister whose father has been ill for 10 years, but also a learning tool for children about the country of Holland.
Miss Lovely
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The cutest and brightest story ever! This has to be my favorite story from the Great Illustrated Classics series, and I have a huge collection of them! :))
Elizabeth
May 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was on a suggested reading list for my 3rd grader in the adventure genre; I checked it out to read to my kids, but ran out of time so read it myself. I would recommend an "abridged" version for my kids. There are several intertwined plots that well-written with a focus on good values. One of the plots is a 50-mile ice skating trip taken by 6 older boys. In this part of the tale, the author weaves in a LOT of Dutch facts and history. She does a skillful job, but even this reader with pu ...more
Dexter
Aug 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I THINK THAT THIS BOOK HAD VERY SMALL DETAIL IN IT BECAUSE IT IS A ILLUSTRATED CLASSIC MADE SHORTED AND SIMPLER. OTHERWISE I THINK THAT THE PLOT OF THE STORY IS VERY COOL AND AWESOME SINCE THE DAD HAS LIKE RECOVERED FROM A VERY BAD FEVER AND A VERY BAD BRAIN PROBLEM AND HOW IT TELLS PEOPLE ABOUT THE CHARACTERISTIC OF THE PEOPLE FOR EXAMPLE THE DOCTOR HE VERY KIND AND MANY DON'T KNOW THAT ITS TRUE THEY JUST THINK THAT HES A MEAN AND HE'S A GOOD DOCTOR.
Jose
Feb 17, 2014 rated it it was ok
I thought this book was really good. The story was believable and interesting. The narrative was very realistic and it took you to a small traditional village of Dutch countryside. While reading it you can easily understand how strong is the love between the two siblings, but also how helpfull can be for young people at that age the realetionship they have with their friends. Again, an interesting book with happy end.
techno
May 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a very good book to read an old classic novel.
It was very expressivean out going in the story of this book.It's really a winter time book to be read in but any time is good.Like I said before It is a really great book to read.I Just wish who ever wrote this book would make anothor book just like the first one.
Bethany N Wallace
A wonderful story about a brother and sister in Holland. They are struggling with sorrow for their father was disabled in an accident, can no longer work, and needs constant care. This in turn has made things very tight for their family. The children seek solace in the ice skating that winter. Some amazing things happen to these children, on the way to healing for their family.
Brandon Kennedy
Jul 08, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the worst books ever!!!!!!!!!!!! The story starts off with two kids wanting to go skating in a contest and then just changes to five random, idiotic kids skating around talking about random things like stupid artwork you don't even care about. HORRIBLE!!!!!!!
Tiffany
Oct 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-ya
I remember I got this as a Christmas present from one of my childhood best friends years ago, and it's just full of wholesome goodness. Really nice, pure kids. Very cute story.
Aj
Jul 05, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not the best, but still a good book.
Jennifer
Somewhat didactic but a good read.
Jerry
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
A fun little adaptation of a classic story.
Janet
Apr 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was one of my favorite books as a child. I loved skating and exploring my heritage. I came across this book and enjoyed it again.
Shari Christina
Read this version with my 9 year old son as part of his homeschooling studies. I thought this was a really good story....now I want to read the original version.
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