Tuesday, 18 March 2014

The Wheel on the School {Tuesdays Treasures}

The Wheel on the School

  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages:298 pages 
  • Publisher:HarperCollins Children's Books 
  • Publication Date:06 February 2002 
  • ISBN 10:0064400212 
  • ISBN 13:9780064400213 
  • Author Meindert Dejong 
  • Illustrator
  • Awards: Booklist. Newbery Medal; ALA Notable Children's Book. 
  • Available fromBook Depository , Rainbow Resource, Sonlight, Amazon
This book is one of those timeless classics that can be read over and over.  It's a beautifully written novel about a Dutch town who decide to bring back the storks.  We learned a valuable lesson with this book the first time we read it.  It was a hard book to get into it just didn't grab from the first page.  I was enjoying it but the children kept asking "Must we read this book Mom ?" I am so glad I pushed through and said yes.  It is one of those books that lay the foundation for the story in the first quarter of the book and after that it comes together and comes alive in your hands.  It is so worth the effort of reading it together.  It's beautifully written and informative with a touch of nostalgia.  I am looking forward to re-reading this book together with Sir N in a couple of months.

Description of the story
"Why did 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. They had to overcome many obstacles, including the fierce and threatening sea. But they wouldn't give up - and soon their determination and their vision got the whole village working, until at last the dream began to come true. - Book Depository"


Every bed of Roses

 Welcome to Tuesdays Treasures.  I started these posts as a way of sharing great books in honour of my friend in New Zealand who would arrive with the treasures she had unearthed at her weekly trip to the library!

There are so many wonderful books out there hiding on shelves so I invite you to blog about a book on your shelf, one you're reading or one you found at the library. Grab the button for your post and add a link to your post below. I would love to read about your treasures. 


  1. Three generations of my family have read and loved The Wheel on the School. It's a keeper.

    1. Three generations ! Wow that's amazing. I agree this one is a keeper all the way around. I'm looking forward to reading it again.

  2. My daughter doesn't remember us ever reading this book. I'm adding it to our library list.

  3. sounds like an interesting book. :)

  4. Sounds like a interesting book. It's so hard sometimes to get through them when they are slow moving, but sometimes getting through them is the best reward. I love books that have lessons to teach.


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