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Synopsis:

For city kids like Sophie and Matthew, growing pumpkins is a big thrill.

But they're worried. They know they need bees to make their pumpkins grow, but will the bees find their garden? Are there even bees in the city?

So one day, Grandpa and the children set out to look for bees. They arrive downtown just in time to see something amazing: a buzzing ball of bees hovers from the branch of a nearby tree. And high on the terrace of a towering hotel are four brightly coloured beehives!

For Matthew and Sophie, this is the beginning of an exciting adventure. All summer they tend their plants, eagerly watching as their seeds sprout and turn into shoots, then vines and leaves. But they're still worried. Will the bees come when they're needed?

Finally, the golden pumpkin flowers appear among the leaves. The female flowers will be open for just one day, and Matthew and Sophie arrive at the garden early in the morning to wait and watch. Will the bees arrive in time to pollinate the plants?

About the Author

Maggie de Vries is a writer, editor, teacher, and the award-winning author of several children's books, including Tale of a Great White Fish. She lives in Vancouver with her husband and two cats in a house overlooking the Fraser River.

Renné Benoit an award-winning artist who has illustrated many books for children, including Thanksgiving: A Harvest Celebration, She lives in Southern Ontario with her husband and her two dogs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781553659068
Author:
De Vries, Maggie
Publisher:
Greystone Books
Author:
DeVries, Maggie
Author:
Benoit, Renne
Author:
Maggie De Vries
Subject:
Animals - Insects Spiders etc.
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Insects and Spiders
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color illustrations throughout
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
10.5 x 8.5 in
Age Level:
from 5 up to 8

Related Subjects

Children's » Animals » Insects, Spiders, etc.
Children's » Cooking and Food » General
Children's » Science and Nature » Environmental Fiction
Children's » Science and Nature » Nature Studies

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For city kids like Sophie and Matthew, growing pumpkins is a big thrill.

But they're worried. They know they need bees to make their pumpkins grow, but will the bees find their garden? Are there even bees in the city?

So one day, Grandpa and the children set out to look for bees. They arrive downtown just in time to see something amazing: a buzzing ball of bees hovers from the branch of a nearby tree. And high on the terrace of a towering hotel are four brightly coloured beehives!

For Matthew and Sophie, this is the beginning of an exciting adventure. All summer they tend their plants, eagerly watching as their seeds sprout and turn into shoots, then vines and leaves. But they're still worried. Will the bees come when they're needed?

Finally, the golden pumpkin flowers appear among the leaves. The female flowers will be open for just one day, and Matthew and Sophie arrive at the garden early in the morning to wait and watch. Will the bees arrive in time to pollinate the plants?

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