By: Tami Lehman-Wilzig
Illustrated by: Anna Shuttlewood
Publisher: Kar-Ben Publisher
Publication Date: August 2014
Reviewed by: Ellen Feld
Review Date: December 14, 2014
Maya is enjoying a lovely spring day on the kibbutz when she looks up and sees a flock of beautiful white storks fly through the sky. Knowing that the birds like to rest at the kibbutz, Maya realizes that the fish farmers may have covered the nearby ponds with nets to protect the fish from the hungry birds. But when one of the storks lands and gets caught in one of the nets, Maya has to act quickly to save the bird's life.
Maya knows just what to do when she sees the stork struggling in the fisherman's net. Unfortunately, it looks like the bird's wing is broken. Maya pulls out her walkie-talkie and calls her father. When Abba, her father, arrives he gently picks up the bird and decides the vet must be called. Unfortunately, the bird's broken wing can't be fixed. What will happen to the beautiful stork?
Stork's Landing is an engaging story about a young girl and her efforts to help a wild stork. In addition to learning about the wildlife in Israel, children will also learn about life on a kibbutz and how everybody chips in to help each other. Through Maya, young readers will see the importance of caring for all animals.
Quill says: A sweet story about a young girl who cares for a hurt bird, along with the help of her father and other members of their kibbutz.