The Wheel on the School
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.
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- Hardback | 298 pages
- 147.32 x 205.74 x 33.02mm | 498.95g
- 20 Oct 1954
- HarperCollins Publishers
- New York, NY, United States
- Illustrations, unspecified
"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."-- "BL.""0nce again DeJong demonstrates his kinship with children and creatures as he builds up his narrative with brilliant detail and penetrating characterization." "-- Catholic Library World""The whole thing trembles with impatience and anxiety." "-- The Times Literary Supplement""Once more Mr. Dejong has written, with literary skill, a heartfelt story."" -- Commonweal."" . . a happy story, written with the freshness and beauty and understanding of youngsters that make this author's stories unforgettable." "-- Saturday Review""Meindert DeJong thinks as a child thinks. His writing has style, humor, tenderness and freshness. it is difficult to imagine drawings more in tune with the text than these unforgettable ones by Maurice Sendak." "-- The New York Times"