Groundwood Books

How to Bee

Written by Bren MacDibble

For students in grades 4 - 7 | Published March 01, 2020 | ISBN 9781773062143
JUVENILE FICTION / Science & Nature / Environment

Cover of How to Bee

Regular price $9.95 CAD

224 pages
Digital Format

Also Available in Print

About this book

How to Bee

Bren MacDibble

In a world where real bees are extinct, the quickest, bravest kids climb the fruit trees and pollinate the flowers by hand. Peony lives with her sister, Magnolia, and her grandfather on a fruit farm outside the city. All Peony really wants is to be a bee. Even though she is only nine — and bees must be ten — Peony already knows all there is to know about being a bee and she is determined to achieve her dream.

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. Peony is taken to the city to work for a wealthy family. Will Peony’s grit and quick thinking 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.