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The Wheel on the School (1954)

by Meindert DeJong

Other authors: Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)

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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.… (more)
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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
Fine condition with original cover
  JamesLemons | Apr 26, 2020 |
Originally published by Harper, 1954. ( )
  ME_Dictionary | Mar 20, 2020 |
Newbery Medal 1955. Pleasant story of how the children's search for a wheel to put on the school so the storks can nest in a Dutch dikeside village works to change the attitudes of the whole town. ( )
  LindaLeeJacobs | Feb 15, 2020 |
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To start with there was Shora. Shora was a fishing village in Holland.
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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.

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Once there were storks in the small fishing village of Snowanow there now were none. The children ask why and what could be done?
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