The Wheel on the School

The Wheel on the School

Book - 1972
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"Six school children bring the storks (harbingers of good luck) back to their little Dutch village. (A story) written with dramatic power and a deep insight into the minds and hearts of children."--Booklist. Newbery Medal; ALA Notable Children's Book.
Publisher: New York : HarperTrophy, 1972, c1954
Edition: 1st Harper Trophy ed
ISBN: 9780064400213 (pbk.)
0064400212 (pbk.)
9780060215866 (lib. bdg.)
0060215860 (lib. bdg.)
Branch Call Number: J DE JONG
Characteristics: 298 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Sendak, Maurice


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Jan 18, 2013

The adventure begins with a question: Why do the storks no longer come to their small Dutch fishing village of Shora? The children of the village decide to investigate and to bring the storks back. Yet little do they know that they will not only bring about the return of the storks, but they will also bring their community closer together. Winner of the Newberry Medal in 1954. A delightful "feel-good" book!

Aug 26, 2012

I'm not much of an animal person so I didn't know what to think about a book about storks but from the first chapter I was sucked in! I wanted the children to succeed and get storks! I also love that that was not the only point to this book and there were several hidden lessons along the way about community and friendship.


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