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Back of Book: 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!
My Review: This story is different from many books I have read. The story is about a little girl and her grandfather chasing a bee to get to the honey. As they continue on their hunt more and more people join. This creates an exciting community event that everyone in the village can enjoy and participate in. The end of the story has a very important message about knowledge and education that the grandfather shares with Mary Ellen. Patricia Polacco always manages to intertwine the beauty of tradition with a fun and entertaining story.
Ages 8 and up