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The Resource Hour of the bees, Lindsay Eagar

Hour of the bees, Lindsay Eagar

Label
Hour of the bees
Title
Hour of the bees
Statement of responsibility
Lindsay Eagar
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This novel blurs the line between truth and fiction as Carol unravels the fantastical stories of her mentally ill grandfather. When she and her family move to his deserted ranch in order to transfer him to a care home, Carol struggles to cope with the suffocating heat and the effects of her grandfather's Alzheimer's. Bees seem to be following her around, but the drought means this is impossible. She must be imagining things. Yet when her grandfather chooses her as the subject for his stories - tales of a magical healing tree, a lake, and the grandmother she never knew - Carol sees glimmers of something special in what her parents dismiss as Serge's madness. As she rethinks her roots and what she thought she knew about her family, Carol comes to the realization that Serge's past is quickly catching up with her present
Summary
At first, twelve-year-old Carol is not happy to be spending the summer helping her parents move her grandfather to an assisted living home, but as the summer wears on, she finds herself drawn to him, fascinated by his amazing stories
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2016
  • International Reading Association Children's Book Award for Intermediate Fiction, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10470662
Cataloging source
Nz
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eagar, Lindsay
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 8-12
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
670
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Teenage girls
  • Grandfathers
  • Bees
  • Families
  • Grandparent and child
  • Granddaughters
  • Dementia
  • New Mexico
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Hour of the bees, Lindsay Eagar
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Paperback
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057119745
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
365 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781406368154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)936552704
Label
Hour of the bees, Lindsay Eagar
Publication
Copyright
Note
Paperback
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057119745
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
365 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781406368154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)936552704

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