How to Bee

Bren MacDibble
AUD $16.99
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A story about family, loyalty, kindness and bravery, set against an all-too-possible future where climate change has forever changed the way we live.

Sometimes bees get too big to be up in the branches, sometimes they fall and break their bones. This week both happened and Foreman said, 'Tomorrow we'll find two new bees.'

Peony lives with her sister and grandfather on a fruit farm outside the city. In a world where real bees are extinct, the quickest, bravest kids climb the fruit trees and pollinate the flowers by hand. All Peony really wants is to be a bee. Life on the farm is a scrabble, but there is enough to eat and a place to sleep, and there is love. Then Peony's mother arrives to take her away from everything she has ever known, and all Peony's grit and quick thinking might not be enough to keep her safe.

How To Bee is a beautiful and fierce novel for younger readers, and the voice of Peony will stay with you long after you read the last page.

Author bio:

Bren MacDibble was raised on farms all over New Zealand, so is an expert about being a kid on the land. She now lives in Melbourne with her family and a cheeky dog, works with gifted children, and teaches writing at TAFE.

www.macdibble.com

Category: Children's fiction
ISBN: 9781760294335
Awards: Shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards, Griffith University Children's Book Award 2017 AU
Publisher: A&U Children's
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: May 2017
Page Extent: 224
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 8 - 12
Subject: Children's fiction

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