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by High, Linda Oatman.

Format: Print Book 1998
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea HIGH
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC HIGH
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK HIG
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Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 5^-7. The rich, golden color of honey saturates the illustrations in this quiet book about a young girl and her beloved grandfather tending bees. The child describes how the pair ready themselves in coveralls, gloves, and hats; how they use the bee smoker to quiet the insects; and how the little girl overcomes her prickling fear to safely dislodge a swarm, a task usually reserved for her grandfather. At the heart of the story is the child's personal triumph, sweet as honey. Children will surely want more information about bees than Oatman's brief picture-book encounter presents. There's plenty available, including Sylvia Johnson's excellent 1994 book A Beekeeper's Year and Charles Micucci's informative The Life and Times of the Honeybee (1995). --Stephanie Zvirin"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Readers will be buzzing with curiosity after turning the pages of this quietly suspenseful story of a girl who helps her grandfather keep bees and harvest their honey. Decked out in the requisite but unearthly-looking protective gear, the beekeepers head to the hives in the bee yard. When some of the bees decide to swarm, quick thinking and calm movements save the day-and the hives. High's (A Christmas Star) spare, poetic descriptions make it easy to imagine a dewy spring morning on the farm. In his picture book debut, Chayka's oil paintings, built up in broad brush strokes, are appropriately steeped in the golden hues of sunshine and honey. The gentle lighting is a key element: because the beekeepers' veils obscure most facial expressions, the artist resourcefully deploys color and composition to set the mood. Children unfamiliar with this type of farming will be fascinated by such equipment as a bee smoker and the box-like hives where the bees build their honeycombs. But most of all, youngsters will marvel at the central characters as they emerge unscathed from a swarm of creatures most people have been taught to fear. Ages 5-8. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Beekeepers -- Fiction.
Grandfathers -- Fiction.
Publisher Honesdale, Pa. :Boyds Mills Press,1998
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Chayka, Doug.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 156397486X :
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