||When Mary Ellen announces that she is bored, her grandfather and the people of his town take her on an exciting hunt for a bee tree to collect fresh honey. Color illustrations accompany the text.
||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 Book Patricia Polacco lives in Union City, MI.
|Editors Note 2
||To teach his daughter the value of books, a father leads a growing crowd in search of the tree where the bees keep all their honey
|Editors Note 3
||When Mary Ellen gets bored with her reading, Grandpa takes her on a hunt for a bee tree, but it is not until all the other townspeople return home that Mary Ellen makes a discovery of her own. Reprint.