Meindert DeJong The Wheel on the School

ISBN 13: 9780140301526

The Wheel on the School

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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.

Winner, 1955 Newbery Medal
Notable Children's Books of 1940–1970 (ALA)
1963 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award

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Meindert DeJong is the award-winning author of many classic books for children, including the Newbery Medal-winning The Wheel On The Schooland the Newbery Honor-winning Along Came A Dog, Shadrach,and The House Of Sixty Fathers, all available in Harper Trophy editions and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Among Mr. Sendak's other popular books is his Caldecott Medal-winning Where The Wild Things Are.

In addition to Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak's books include Kenny's Window, Very Far Away, The Sign on Rosie's Door, Nutshell Library (consisting of Chicken Soup with Rice, Alligators All Around, One Was Johnny, and Pierre), Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life, In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy, and Bumble-Ardy.

He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are; the 1970 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration; the 1983 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, given by the American Library Association in recognition of his entire body of work; and a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, he received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an international prize for children's literature established by the Swedish government.

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"Six school children bring the storks [harbingers of good luck] back to their little Dutch village. [A story] written with dramatic power and a deep insight into the minds and hearts of children."-- "BL.""0nce again DeJong demonstrates his kinship with children and creatures as he builds up his narrative with brilliant detail and penetrating characterization." "-- Catholic Library World""The whole thing trembles with impatience and anxiety." "-- The Times Literary Supplement""Once more Mr. Dejong has written, with literary skill, a heartfelt story."" -- Commonweal."" . . a happy story, written with the freshness and beauty and understanding of youngsters that make this author's stories unforgettable." "-- Saturday Review""Meindert DeJong thinks as a child thinks. His writing has style, humor, tenderness and freshness. it is difficult to imagine drawings more in tune with the text than these unforgettable ones by Maurice Sendak." "-- The New York Times"

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