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.?Polacco has created another charming picture book featuring a child learning from a grandparent in an idyllic pastoral setting?Both the writing and artwork are fresh and inviting.? ? School Library Journal, starred review?The newest gem from Polacco?s treasure chest of family stories extols the virtue of reading?and of taking a study break.?Like Mary Ellen, readers will emerge refreshed from this respite, ready to seek out new adventures.? ? Publishers Weekly?Young readers will savor this.?? ? The Horn BookPatricia Polacco lives in Union City, MI.
Studying in the United States and Australia, Patricia Polacco has earned an MFA and a PhD in art history, specializing in Russian and Greek painting, and iconographic history. She is a museum consultant on the restoration of icons. As a… More about Patricia Polacco
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Published by Puffin Books May 04, 1998| 32 Pages| 8 x 10-1/4| 4-8 years| ISBN 9780698116962