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The Silver Skates

English · Paperback

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As their father is sick, Hans Brinker and his younger sister Gretel must work to support their family. Despite this life of poverty, they long to take part in the annual ice-skating races on the frozen canal, where the victors win magnificent silver skates. But how can they hope to enter the races -let alone win -when their skates are wooden and home-made? After meeting the famous surgeon Dr Boekman, and hearing that he might be able to cure their father, Hans doesn't hesitate in offering to pay for the necessary operation, although he has been saving up all his money to buy two pairs of swift steel skates. As the big day looms, can the children enter their respective races and win the longed-for prize? "They are going to give a splendid prize to the best skater.""Yes," chimed in half a dozen voices, "a beautiful pair of silver skates -perfectly magnificent -with, oh! such straps and silver bells and buckles!"

About the author

Mary Mapes Dodge


New edition of one of the greatest children's classics of American literature. It includes extra material for young readers, together with a section on the book, information about the author and a test-yourself quiz

Product details

Authors Mary Mapes Dodge, Mary Mapes Dodge
Assisted by Peter Bailey (Illustration)
Publisher Alma Books
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 31.10.2018
EAN 9781847497208
ISBN 978-1-84749-720-8
No. of pages 352
Dimensions 127 mm x 197 mm x 22 mm
Series Alma Classics
Alma Classics Junior
Alma Classics
Alma Classics Junior
Alma Junior Classics
Subject Children's and young people's books > Children's books up to 11 years of age

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