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Mary Mapes Dodge (1831–1905)

Author of Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates

102+ Works 5,167 Members 40 Reviews

About the Author

Image credit: Mary Elizabeth Mapes Dodge (1831-1905) Buffalo Electrotype and Engraving Co., Buffalo, N.Y.

Series

Works by Mary Mapes Dodge

Mary Anne (1983) 15 copies
Donald and Dorothy (1883) 12 copies
The Land of Pluck (1894) 6 copies
St. Nicholas (1875) 4 copies
Rhymes and jingles (2008) 2 copies
Hans Brinker 2 copies
Hopealuistimet (1982) 2 copies
Gümüs Patenler (2020) 1 copy

Associated Works

One Hundred and One Famous Poems (1916) — Contributor, some editions — 1,949 copies
The Boy Who Held Back the Sea (1987) — some editions — 530 copies
In the Nursery (1932) — Contributor — 287 copies
The Junior Classics Volume 06: Old-Fashioned Tales (1912) — Contributor — 47 copies
A Golden Land (1958) — Contributor — 42 copies
Celebrating Christmas Around the World (1962) — Contributor — 20 copies
Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates [1962 film] (1962) — Original book — 13 copies

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Canonical name
Dodge, Mary Mapes
Legal name
Mapes, Mary Elizabeth (birth)
Birthdate
1831-01-26
Date of death
1905-08-21
Burial location
Evergreen Cemetery and Crematory, Hillside, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
New York, New York, USA
Place of death
Onteora Park, Tannersville, Greene County, New York, USA
Places of residence
New York, New York, USA (birth)
Newark, New Jersey, USA
Onteora Park, Tannersville, Greene County, New York, USA (death)
Education
private tutors
Occupations
children's writer
magazine editor
Relationships
Dodge, William (husband)
Mapes, James J. (father)
Dodge, James Mapes (son)
Organizations
St. Nicholas Magazine
Hearth and Home
Awards and honors
Prix Montyon (1876)
Short biography
Born in New York City, she married lawyer William Dodge at the age of twenty. Widowed seven years later, she began writing children's stories to support herself and her two sons. "Hans Brinker; or, The Silver Skates," her most famous book, was published in 1865. She became an associate editor of "Hearth and Home" in 1868 and in 1873 became the editor of "St. Nicholas," a new illustrated children's magazine to which she also contributed stories. Many of those stories were later published as collections. She continued as editor and contributor to "St. Nicholas" until her death at Onteora Park, New York.

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illustrated classic
 
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MamaBearLendingDen | 3 other reviews | Dec 1, 2023 |
A Dutch boy and girl work toward two goals, finding the doctor who can restore their father's memory and winning the competition for the silver skates.
 
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PlumfieldCH | 3 other reviews | Sep 22, 2023 |
A Dutch brother and sister work toward two goals--finding the doctor who can restore their father's memory and winning the competition for the silver skates.
 
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Works
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Popularity
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Rating
3.8
Reviews
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ISBNs
202
Languages
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