The Wheel on the School

The Wheel on the School

Book - 1954
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Lina and the other children must overcome many obstacles to bring the storks back to their little Dutch village. But they don't give up, and soon they get the whole village working to make their dream come true.
Publisher: New York, Harper [1954]
ISBN: 9780060215866
0060215860
9780060215859
0060215852
Characteristics: 298 p. illus. 21 cm.

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cleopatra18
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!

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amy0606
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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