The Bee Tree

The Bee Tree

By Patricia Polacco

Philomel Books, Hardcover, 9780399219658, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 21, 1993

Description
When Mary Ellen gets bored with her reading, Grandpa knows a hunt for a bee tree is just what she needs. Half the town joins the exciting chase, but it's not until everyone returns home that Mary Ellen makes a discovery of her own: Sometimes, even the sweetest of things must be worked for.?Polacco has created another charming picture book featuring a child learning from a grandparent in an idyllic pastoral setting?Both the writing and artwork are fresh and inviting.? ? "School Library Journal," starred review?The newest gem from Polacco's treasure chest of family stories extols the virtue of reading?and of taking a study break.?Like Mary Ellen, readers will emerge refreshed from this respite, ready to seek out new adventures.? ? "Publishers Weekly"?Young readers will savor this. "The Horn Book"Patricia Polacco lives in Union City, MI.


About the Author
Patricia Polacco belongs to a family of storytellers, poets, farmers, teachers, and artists. They came from many parts of the world, but mainly Russia. She grew up to be an illustrator, a designer, and creator of many beloved children s books, including "The Keeping Quilt", "The Blessing Cup", "Fiona s Lace", "The Trees of the Dancing Goats", "Babushka s Doll", and "My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother". She lives in Union City, Michigan. Visit her at PatriciaPolacco.com and follow her on Facebook.