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How to Bee

How to Bee

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.

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ISBN 9781760294335
Barcode 9781760294335
Published 26 April 2017 by Allen & Unwin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By MacDibble, Bren
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781760294335
ISBN-10 1760294330
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Publication Date 26 April 2017
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By MacDibble, Bren
Category Award Winning
Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Australian
NZ Book Award Finalists 2018
Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction 2018
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 8-11 years
Reading Age 8-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 744233

Description of this Book

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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Aurealis Awards 2018 (Australia) -- Winner of CBCA Book of the Year 2018 (Australia) -- Winner of Younger Readers 2018 (Australia) -- Short-listed for Queensland Literary Awards 2017 (Australia) -- Short-listed for Griffith University Children's Book Award 2018 (Australia)

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Author's 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

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