Wheel on the School, The

Wheel on the School, The

By Meindert 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.

Publisher: Listening Library
ISBN-13: 9780807281109
ISBN-10: 0807281107
Published on 3/1/1999
Binding: Paperback

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i must say, this was one of the worst books i have read. its really boring, and has likeno adventure.

For years, no storks have visited Shora. But one day, Lina, the only girl in the school, writes an essay on them, and it gets the schoolchildren thinking. Soon, they decide to bring storks back to Shora! Lina decides that the storks aren't coming to Shora because the roofs are too sharp, so the children go looking for a wagon wheel. On the way, they meet many people. But nobody seems to be able to spare a wagon wheel! Is the task impossible, or will the kids succeed? The book was okay, but it was a bit boring sometimes and there wasn't really much adventure.

The Wheel On The School is a John Newbery Medal award book written by Meindert DeJong. It’s about six schoolchildren who want to make change by welcoming storks back to Shora. I enjoy the simplicity of this book because it focuses on schoolchildren. The author conveys the thoughts and personalities in a way that makes me understand easier. When I read this book, it kind of made me think about how I thought and the way I thought when I was younger. I really like how the author starts the story. It all started when Lina was reading an “essay” about storks, and then all along the wheel idea came out. The schoolchildren searched the whole village just for a wheel to welcome storks into Shora. Then they couldn’t find a wheel, which was a problem, and they met numerous difficulties along the way, but they kept on persisting, which I enjoyed and liked about this book.