The Resource How to bee, Bren MacDibble

How to bee, Bren MacDibble

Label
How to bee
Title
How to bee
Statement of responsibility
Bren MacDibble
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Peony lives with her sister and grandfather on a fruit farm outside the city. In a world where real bees are extinct, the quickest, bravest kids climb the fruit trees and pollinate the flowers by hand. All Peony really wants is to be a bee. Life on the farm is a scrabble, but there is enough to eat and a place to sleep, and there is love. Then Peony's mother arrives to take her away from everything she has ever known, and all Peony's grit and quick thinking might not be enough to keep her safe
Summary
Sometimes bees get too big to be up in the branches, sometimes they fall and break their bones. This week both happened and Foreman said, 'Tomorrow we'll find two new bees.' Peony lives with her sister and grandfather on a fruit farm outside the city. In a world where real bees are extinct, the quickest, bravest kids climb the fruit trees and pollinate the flowers by hand. All Peony really wants is to be a bee. Life on the farm is a scrabble, but there is enough to eat and a place to sleep, and there is love. Then Peony's mother arrives to take her away from everything she has ever known, and all Peony's grit and quick thinking might not be enough to keep her safe. A story about family, loyalty, kindness and bravery, set against an all-too-possible future where climate change has forever changed the way we live
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book, 2018.
  • Children's Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers (Children's Book Council of Australia), 2018.
  • New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, Esther Glen Junior Fiction Award, 2018.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature, 2018.
Biographical or historical data
Bren MacDibble was raised on farms all over New Zealand, so is an expert about being a kid on the land. She now lives in Melbourne with her family and a cheeky dog, works with gifted children, and teaches writing at TAFE. www.macdibble.com
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10576008
Cataloging source
NWPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacDibble, Bren
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Age 8-12
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kindness
  • Extinct animals
  • Pollination
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Farm life
  • Families
  • Climatic changes
  • Bees
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
How to bee, Bren MacDibble
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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Record machine-generated from publisher information
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
000059898130
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
212 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760294335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)973478770
Label
How to bee, Bren MacDibble
Publication
Copyright
Note
Record machine-generated from publisher information
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
000059898130
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
212 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760294335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)973478770

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