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Book Review of The Wheel on the School

The Wheel on the School
reviewed Once a big favorite of mine, now painful to read (dated) on + 20 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2

I was a child a long time ago, my Mom and Dad took turns reading chapters of it to me and my sister. We enjoyed the story, the characters, and the "foreign vaation" to the Netherlands we experienced by "spending time" in the little village where the story is set.

And then I read it again, as an adult. Times changes, we change, but the book hasn't changed. Now the sex roles are stiff and artificial, the prejudiced comments seem to be tossed off as if there's nothing to them outside the ordinary. But it's no longer ordinary to laugh at someone who wants to live up to her potential. I cherish my memory of the first read, but I wouldn't hand it to today's children.