I fratelli Hans e Gretel vivono, insieme alla madre e al padre malato, in un piccolo paese olandese. Anche se possiedono solo dei pattini di legno che si sono costruiti da soli, sognano di partecipare alla gara di pattinaggio su ghiaccio per vincere un paio di pattini d'argento. Nonostante le avversità, i due riusciranno a capovolgere un destino che ormai sembrava segnato. Età di lettura: da 8 anni.
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What a delightful book this is. I am generally disappointed by children’s books, but Mary Mapes Dodge did not talk down to her audience, and as a result the read is enjoyable, even for an adult. Interestingly enough, I had thought this book was written by a Hollander, but it was written by an Americ Leggi tutto
Mary Mapes Dodge (1831-1905) was, at the time she wrote this novel, a widowed mom who'd moved back in with her well-to-do family after the death of her financially-embarrassed husband. Herself well educated by private tutors, she originally began to write educational short stories for her own kids;
Super naivi, bet arī ziemīgi un labsirdīgi, kā jau decembrim pienākas. Un pat diezgan aizraujoši!
I'm reading this to decide if it gets to stay with me or not. I have a very, very bad (or maybe good) habit of buying books I haven't read because I've heard they're good. Or I want to read them. Or they're on sale. This was one such book. 'Hey, everyone has read Hans Brinker, I should too.' Thus far Leggi tutto
Luxuries unfit us for returning to hardships easily endured before. That is one of the little gems which pop up throughout this classic book of children's literature. Published in 1865, it was second only to Dickens that year in sales. Written by an American who had never been to the Netherlands befo Leggi tutto
This is one of the greatest books for children I've ever met. Indeed you won't meet such books nowadays, not with such a beautiful language and such good lessons to teach. I've read Hans Brinker twice. The first time was when I was 11 or 12 and it impressed me so much that till now it is the second
I loved this book as a kid and reread it several times. It was especially enjoyable while eating Dutch chocolate shoes. ;-) This book made me fascinated with all things Holland. I still have the edition I read when I was 8 or 9.
A wonderful tale of a close-knit family, set in the beauty of Holland. I come back to this nearly every winter! A perfect read to curl up in front of the fireplace with.
Worst. Book. Ever. Okay, maybe not the worst, but a really boring, awful book. The actual story of Hans could be told in about fifty pages. The edition I read on Google Books was nearly three hundred pages long. I can appreciate it for the historical things--I've read enough books from this time per Leggi tutto
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