From School Library Journal
Grade 4-7-This 1955 Newbery Award-winner by Meindert Dejojng, set in a small Dutch fishing village, tells the story of a young girl and her simple composition about the storks that build their nests in neighboring villages. When the children wonder why the storks don't nest in their village, the stage is set for a dramatic challenge against all odds.
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". . . a happy story, written with the freshness and beauty and understanding of youngsters that make this author's stories unforgettable." -- -- Saturday Review
"Once more Mr. Dejong has written, with literary skill, a heartfelt story." -- -- Commonweal
"The whole thing trembles with impatience and anxiety." -- -- The Times Literary Supplement