How to Bee

How to Bee

Book - 2017
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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.' 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 - dancing along the high branches and helping her gramps and sister scratch out a living. 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.
Publisher: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2017.
Branch Call Number: OLDER FICTION
Characteristics: 212 pages ;,20 cm.

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An immersive and compelling read for younger teens that examines the societal impacts of climate change. Set in Australia’s not-so-distant future, disease has made bees extinct and now children must climb fruit trees and pollinate them by hand. Our heroine, 9-year old Peony, is fierce, agile, and... Read More »


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