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  • A Girl Raised by Bees
  • By: Meredith May
  • Narrated by: Candace Thaxton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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The Honey Bus

By: Meredith May
Narrated by: Candace Thaxton
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The Honey Bus: A Girl Raised by Bees is a memoir about a girl’s journey into the heart of a beehive to find herself.

When Meredith May is abandoned by both parents, she ends up learning life lessons about family, generosity and resilience from a rather unexpected source: the honeybees her grandfather keeps in Big Sur.

In a converted WWII military bus marooned in the backyard, Grandpa shows her the nuances of harvesting honey while the bees become a guiding force in her life, bonding her to the natural world and modeling a successful community that thrives on industry, democratic decision-making and loyalty.

The exquisite relationship between insect and girl becomes a sanctuary from her lonely childhood, but when her increasingly despondent mother turns violent, she must leave her grandfather’s side and strike out alone with only his hive lessons to help her.

©2019 Meredith May (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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"The wounded feminine, the missing masculine, healed by a relationship with honeybees. An innocent child’s hard won journey to adulthood - clear eyed, often very funny, and agonisingly compassionate. The Honey Bus is all these things and more - so if you’ve ever been a lonely child, or want the world to become a kinder place, here is your book." (Laline Paul, author of The Bees)

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Everyone needs to listen/read this beautiful educational book. Love it so much. So glad I was adviced to read it 🐝🐝🐝💖💖💖💖💖