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Hour of the Bees

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What does it mean to be fully alive? Magic blends with reality in a stunning coming-of-age novel about a girl, a grandfather, wanderlust, and reclaiming your roots.

Things are only impossible if you stop to think about them. . . .

While her friends are spending their summers having pool parties and sleepovers, twelve-year-old Carolina — Carol — is spending hers in the middle of the New Mexico desert, helping her parents move the grandfather she's never met into a home for people with dementia. At first, Carol avoids prickly Grandpa Serge. But as the summer wears on and the heat bears down, Carol finds herself drawn to him, fascinated by the crazy stories he tells her about a healing tree, a green-glass lake, and the bees that will bring back the rain and end a hundred years of drought. As the thin line between magic and reality starts to blur, Carol must decide for herself what is possible — and what it means to be true to her roots. Readers who dream that there's something more out there will be enchanted by this captivating novel of family, renewal, and discovering the wonder of the world.


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Publisher: Candlewick Press

Kindle Book

  • Release date: March 8, 2016

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780763687359
  • File size: 673 KB
  • Release date: March 8, 2016

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780763687359
  • File size: 673 KB
  • Release date: March 8, 2016

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Kindle Book
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English

Levels

ATOS Level:4.5
Lexile® Measure:670
Interest Level:4-8(MG)
Text Difficulty:3

What does it mean to be fully alive? Magic blends with reality in a stunning coming-of-age novel about a girl, a grandfather, wanderlust, and reclaiming your roots.

Things are only impossible if you stop to think about them. . . .

While her friends are spending their summers having pool parties and sleepovers, twelve-year-old Carolina — Carol — is spending hers in the middle of the New Mexico desert, helping her parents move the grandfather she's never met into a home for people with dementia. At first, Carol avoids prickly Grandpa Serge. But as the summer wears on and the heat bears down, Carol finds herself drawn to him, fascinated by the crazy stories he tells her about a healing tree, a green-glass lake, and the bees that will bring back the rain and end a hundred years of drought. As the thin line between magic and reality starts to blur, Carol must decide for herself what is possible — and what it means to be true to her roots. Readers who dream that there's something more out there will be enchanted by this captivating novel of family, renewal, and discovering the wonder of the world.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Candlewick Press

    Kindle Book
    Release date: March 8, 2016

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780763687359
    File size: 673 KB
    Release date: March 8, 2016

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9780763687359
    File size: 673 KB
    Release date: March 8, 2016

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 4.5
    Lexile® Measure: 670
    Interest Level: 4-8(MG)
    Text Difficulty: 3
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