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The Bee Tree

By: Patricia Polacco
Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
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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.

©1993 Patricia Polacco (P)2018 Listening Library

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"Polacco has created another charming story featuring a child learning from a grandparent in an idyllic pastoral setting." ( School Library Journal)

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  • LaTasha L Custus
  • 14-04-19


My son and I loved the book. we felt like we were running with Maryellen and the town's people looking the Bee Tree.

It was a great story and a good lesson.