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The Honeybee Man

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Publisher Comments:

"Eccentric and unusual with an appealing, gentle charm," raves Kirkus Reviews, in a starred review, about this Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year.

Every morning, Fred climbs three flights of stairs—up to his rooftop in Brooklyn, New York—and greets the members of his enormous family: "Good morning, my bees, my darlings!" His honeybee workers are busy—they tend the hive, feed babies, and make wax rooms. They also forage in flowers abloom across Brooklyn . . . so that, one day, Fred can make his famous honey, something the entire neighborhood looks forward to tasting. Lela Nargi's beautifully written story—accompanied by Kyrsten Brooker's collage-style illustrations—offers an inside look at the life of an endearing beekeeper and the honey-making process.

Review:

"In her children's book debut, Nargi presents a leisurely but diverting look at the life of a Brooklyn beekeeper. Readers join elderly Fred as he rises at dawn one July morning and heads to the roof to check his three bee houses. As summer progresses, Fred imagines the activity inside the hive, then carefully harvests jars of rich, sweet 'Fred's Brooklyn Honey, Made by Tireless Brooklyn Bees' to share with his neighbors. Copious details are carefully woven into descriptions of Fred's day-to-day activities ('When the bees return to their hives, Fred notices that they are flying slooowly — heavy, now, with nectar'). In sunny, oil-and-collage compositions, Brooker (Math Attack!), inspired by her former Brooklyn neighborhood, captures the bustle of sidewalks and storefronts, as well as the serenity of Fred's rooftop and a green expanse of park. She also does a fine job demonstrating the steps of collecting honey — even the bees' 'waggle dances.' An endnote and the endpapers provide additional information about bees and beekeepers. Kids should find this easygoing blend of fiction and fact fascinating. Ages 4 — 8. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

About the Author

LELA NARGI is the author of numerous books about knitting and cooking. This is her first children's book.

KYRSTEN BROOKER's wonderful books for children include Someday When My Cat Can Talk by Caroline Lazo; Precious and the Boo Hag by Patricia C. McKissack, an ALA Notable Book, a School Library Journal Book of the Year, and a Charlotte Zolotow Honor; and Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street by Roni Schotter, a National Council of Teachers Notable Trade Book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375849800
Author:
Nargi, Lela
Publisher:
Schwartz & Wade Books
Illustrator:
Brooker, Kyrsten
Author:
Brooker, Kyrsten
Subject:
Bees
Subject:
Honeybee
Subject:
Animals - Insects Spiders etc.
Subject:
Biographical - General
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Insects and Spiders
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.86 x 9.9 x .33 in .965 lb
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 40 pages Schwartz & Wade Books - English 9780375849800 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In her children's book debut, Nargi presents a leisurely but diverting look at the life of a Brooklyn beekeeper. Readers join elderly Fred as he rises at dawn one July morning and heads to the roof to check his three bee houses. As summer progresses, Fred imagines the activity inside the hive, then carefully harvests jars of rich, sweet 'Fred's Brooklyn Honey, Made by Tireless Brooklyn Bees' to share with his neighbors. Copious details are carefully woven into descriptions of Fred's day-to-day activities ('When the bees return to their hives, Fred notices that they are flying slooowly — heavy, now, with nectar'). In sunny, oil-and-collage compositions, Brooker (Math Attack!), inspired by her former Brooklyn neighborhood, captures the bustle of sidewalks and storefronts, as well as the serenity of Fred's rooftop and a green expanse of park. She also does a fine job demonstrating the steps of collecting honey — even the bees' 'waggle dances.' An endnote and the endpapers provide additional information about bees and beekeepers. Kids should find this easygoing blend of fiction and fact fascinating. Ages 4 — 8. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
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