The Wheel on the School

Our rating: *****

Lina, a girl in the little Dutch village of Shora, wonders why the storks no longer come to nest on the roofs of the houses. With a little thought, Lina realizes that all the roofs are too sharp. They need wheels on top for the storks to nest in. So she sets out, with the help of the other six school children, to find a wheel. But it’s not that easy. There are no usable wheels in Shora, Nes, or any other near-by village! How will they find one?

This is one of the best books that I have ever read. There’s plenty of action, and I like the way the whole village has to work together to get a wheel on the schoolhouse roof. The only bad thing I can think of about this book are the character names, which are a little different from what you would normally see. But what do you expect from a book set in a Dutch village? I definitely recommend this book as a must-read.