The Bee Tree
By Patricia Polacco
(Philomel Books, Hardcover, 9780399219658, 32pp.)
Publication Date: April 21, 1993
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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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 BookPatricia Polacco lives in Union City, MI.