The Wheel on the School
published in 1972
1 Award

Details

Appropriate age:
Older Kid (age 8-11)
Reading level:
Grade 4
Genre: Fiction
Cultures: Europe, Netherlands
Subjects: Birds, Friendship, School, Animals, Social Issues

Description

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