Beholding Bee

Beholding Bee Cover

Beholding Bee

By Kimberly Newton Fusco

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375868368, 329pp.

Publication Date: February 12, 2013

Fans of Kate DiCamillo, Jennifer Holm, and Polly Horvath will find this an enjoyable and engrossing read. "School Library Journal"
Bee is an orphan who lives with a carnival and sleeps in the back of a truck. Every day she endures taunts for the birthmark on her face, though she prefers to think of it as a precious diamond.
Then one day a scruffy dog shows up, as unwanted as she, and Bee realizes she must find a home for them both. She discovers a cozy house with gingerbread trim that reminds her of frosting, where two mysterious women, Mrs. Swift and Mrs. Potter, take her in. Whoever these women are, they matter. They matter to Bee. And they are helping Bee realize that she, too, matters to the world if only she will let herself be a part of it.

About the Author
Kimberly Newton Fusco was an award-winning reporter and editor for 15 years . This is her first novel. The author lives in Foster, RI.

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