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The King of Bees (Hardcover)

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By Lester L. Laminack, Jim LaMarche (Illustrator)
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If you’re looking for an excellent story about bees, you can’t do better than THE KING OF BEES. One small boy from South Carolina is fascinated by his gentle Aunt’s beekeeping. Through the story he learns more about the bees that he can’t stop wondering at, and in one heroic act does his best to save the hive. More than just a beautifully illustrated book about bees, this sweet story illustrates the beauty and wonder of childhood, as well as the relationships we have with family.

— From Buzzworthy Books About Bees


Henry can't wait until he can have a bee suit of his own so he can help his Aunt Lilla with the sister bees.
Day after day as Henry observes his Aunt Lilla work with the beehives on their Lowcountry farm, he becomes fascinated with her bee suit and her ability to communicate with the bees. When he learns that the bees are getting ready to look for a new place to live, he tries to find a way to communicate with the sister bees to convince them to stay.
Award-winning author Lester Laminack teams up with Jim LaMarche in this stunning picture book that will encourage young readers in their curiosity about what they see in nature. An author's note includes additional information about bees and bee conservation.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781561459537
ISBN-10: 1561459534
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Publication Date: April 1st, 2018
Pages: 32
Language: English