Wheel on the School

Paperback | April 5, 1972

byMeindert Dejong

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Why do the storks no longer come to the little Dutch fishing village of Shora to nest? It was Lina, one of the six schoolchildren who first asked the question, and she set the others to wondering. And sometimes when you begin to wonder, you begin to make things happen. So the children set out to bring the storks back to Shora. The force of their vision put the whole village to work until at last the dream began to come true.

Winner, 1955 Newbery Medal
Notable Children's Books of 1940?1970 (ALA)
1963 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award

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Delve deep into the creative minds and big hearts of children with Meindert de Jong’s wise and enlightening story. A Dutch village is suffering from a serious case of bad luck. To make things right, six school children bring the storks, known as harbingers of good luck, back to their little Dutch village.

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Why do the storks no longer come to the little Dutch fishing village of Shora to nest? It was Lina, one of the six schoolchildren who first asked the question, and she set the others to wondering. And sometimes when you begin to wonder, you begin to make things happen. So the children set out to bring the storks back to Shora. The forc...

Meindert DeJong is the award-winning author of many classic books for children, including the Newbery Medal-winning The Wheel On The Schooland the Newbery Honor-winning Along Came A Dog, Shadrach,and The House Of Sixty Fathers, all available in Harper Trophy editions and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Among Mr. Sendak's other popular ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.63 × 5.13 × 0.66 inPublished:April 5, 1972Publisher:Harpercollins Publishers

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064400212

ISBN - 13:9780064400213

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Delve deep into the creative minds and big hearts of children with Meindert de Jong’s wise and enlightening story. A Dutch village is suffering from a serious case of bad luck. To make things right, six school children bring the storks, known as harbingers of good luck, back to their little Dutch village.

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". . . a happy story, written with the freshness and beauty and understanding of youngsters that make this author's stories unforgettable." (Saturday Review)