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Honeybee: the busy life of Apis mellifera

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Rohmann, Eric, illustrator.
New York : Neal Porter Books, an imprint of Holiday House, 2020.
First edition.
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1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm.
Age 6-9.

1 copy on order.
Take to the sky with Apis, one honeybee, as she embarks on her journey through life! A tiny honeybee emerges through the wax cap of her cell. Driven to protect and take care of her hive, she cleans the nursery and feeds the larvae and the queen. But is she strong enough to fly? Not yet! Apis builds wax comb to store honey, and transfers pollen from other bees into the storage. She defends the hive from invaders. And finally, she begins her new life as an adventurer. The confining walls of the hive fall away as Apis takes to the air, finally free, in a brilliant double-gatefold illustration where the clear blue sky is full of promise-- and the wings of dozens of honeybees, heading out in search of nectar to bring back to the hive. Eric Rohmann's exquisitely detailed illustrations bring the great outdoors into your hands in this poetically written tribute to the hardworking honeybee. Award-winning author Candace Fleming describes the life cycle of the honeybee in accessible, beautiful language. Similar in form and concept to the Sibert and Orbis Pictus award book Giant Squid, Honeybee also features a stunning gatefold and an essay on the plight of honeybees. Selected for the Texas Bluebonnnet Master List Finalist for the 2021 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
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Includes bibliographical references (page [43]).
Describes the life cycle of the hard-working honeybee.
Target Audience
Age 6-9.
Target Audience
K to Grade 3.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Fleming, C., & Rohmann, E. (2020). Honeybee: the busy life of Apis mellifera. First edition. New York: Neal Porter Books, an imprint of Holiday House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Fleming, Candace and Eric, Rohmann. 2020. Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera. New York: Neal Porter Books, an imprint of Holiday House.

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Fleming, Candace and Eric, Rohmann, Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera. New York: Neal Porter Books, an imprint of Holiday House, 2020.

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Fleming, Candace,, and Eric Rohmann. Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera. First edition. New York: Neal Porter Books, an imprint of Holiday House, 2020. Print.

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