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The wheel on the school. Pictures by Maurice Sendak.

By: De Jong, Meindert, 1906-1991.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, Harper [1954]Description: 298 p. illus. 21 cm.ISBN: 0060215852; 9780060215859; 0060215860 (lib. bdg.); 9780060215866 (lib. bdg.).Subject(s): Netherlands -- Fiction | Storks -- Fiction | American fiction -- 20th century | Storks -- Juvenile fiction | Netherlands -- Juvenile fiction | Children's storiesGenre/Form: Children's stories.Additional physical formats: Online version:: Wheel on the school.DDC classification: 813/.52 Other classification: 18.05
Contents:
Do You Know About Storks? -- To Wonder Why -- Wagon Wheel -- Jella and the Farmer -- Pier and Dirk and the Cherry Tree -- Eelka and the Ancient Wheel -- Auka and the Tin Man -- Lina and the Upturned Boat -- The Wheel Rim -- Wagon in the Sea -- The Storm and the Storks -- The Wheel on the School -- Flotsam and Jetsam -- The Tots in the Tower -- Storks in the Sea.
Awards: Newbery Medal, 1955.Summary: Lina and the other children must overcome many obstacles to bring the storks back to their little Dutch village. But they don't give up, and soon they get the whole village working to make their dream come true.
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Newbery Medal, 1955.

Lina and the other children must overcome many obstacles to bring the storks back to their little Dutch village. But they don't give up, and soon they get the whole village working to make their dream come true.

Do You Know About Storks? -- To Wonder Why -- Wagon Wheel -- Jella and the Farmer -- Pier and Dirk and the Cherry Tree -- Eelka and the Ancient Wheel -- Auka and the Tin Man -- Lina and the Upturned Boat -- The Wheel Rim -- Wagon in the Sea -- The Storm and the Storks -- The Wheel on the School -- Flotsam and Jetsam -- The Tots in the Tower -- Storks in the Sea.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-Although a bit slow-paced, this 1955 Newbery Award-winner by Meindert DeJong (Harper, 1954) is pleasant and positive. Curious schoolgirl Lina wonders why there are no longer any storks in her Dutch village. Determined to lure the storks (symbols of good fortune) back, Lina inspires the whole community to cooperate and get to know each other better in their effort to locate wheels in which storks can nest. Lina is a spunky girl who does not give up on her dream. The characters are likeable and get into dangerous and suspenseful situations. Their names may sound strange to the American ear (e.g., Auka, Jella, Eelka). Listeners will learn something about Danish culture while enjoying the story. It will take a while for students to get used to narrator Anne Flosnik's British accent. The narration is steady in tempo, and she changes her voice for different characters.-Erin Caskey, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Meindert DeJong is the award-winning author of many classic books for children. Among Mr. Sendak's other popular books is his Caldecott Medal-winning Where the Wild Things Are

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