Now Reading: Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates

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We just finished discussing Dracula by Bram Stoker. Thank you to all who participated! Now it’s time to start reading the next book club pick for November/December, a classic of children’s literature for over a century, Mary Mapes Dodge’s Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates!

Young Hans Brinker and his sister, Gretel, live in Holland, the colorful land of sparkling canals and great flapping windmills. But the Brinkers are very poor, and the father is ill. How can Hans help his family survive the long Dutch winter that lies ahead? When Hans learns about a race and the prize-a pair of shiny silver skates-he sees a chance to restore security to the Brinker household. But to help his family triumph over hardship, the determined boy and his sister must overcome some almost impossible challenges before the race even begins.

Check out Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates in your preferred format from your local library and start reading! Follow us here on the blog, Facebook and Twitter for interesting posts about the book and author. In December, we’ll post questions on Facebook about the book for you to discuss—just in time for the holidays!

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