The Honeybee Man
Publication Date: March 8, 2011
"Eccentric and unusual with an appealing, gentle charm," raves Kirkus Reviews, in a starred review.
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.
A Junior Library Guild Selection, a Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year, a Cook Prize Honor Book, and a NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book.
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.
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 2011