Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates
Dodge, Mary Mapes. The John C. Winston Company. Chicago.1925. Hardcover. Illustrated by Clara M. Burd.Classic fictional tale of early 19th century Dutch life, as well as a tale of youthful honor. The novel introduced the sport of Dutch speed skating to Americans, and is also notable for popularizing the story of the little Dutch boy who plugs a dike with his finger.