The Wheel on the School

The Wheel on the School

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The school children of a small fishing village in Holland search for a wheel to put on the roof of their school so that storks will nest there and bring good luck to the town.
Publisher: New York : HarperTrophy, 1972, c1954.
Edition: 1st Harper Trophy ed.
ISBN: 9780064400213
Call Number: DE JONG
Characteristics: 298 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Subjects: Netherlands -- Juvenile fiction.
Children -- Juvenile fiction.
Storks -- Juvenile fiction.
Newbery Medal.
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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