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Bees in the City

June 2019

Territory Rights — Worldwide excluding Canada.

Andrea Cheng (Author), Sarah McMenemy (Illustrated by)


2018 Green Earth Book Award Finalist

Lionel lives in a Paris apartment building but loves keeping bees with his Aunt Celine at her farm outside the city. But when her bees start dying, how can he help?

The solution, he realizes, is in the rooftop gardens and window boxes of his apartment neighbors, representing a varied and continuously blooming array of flowers that the bees will love. Aunt Celine must bring her bees to Paris! But first he and his friends Alice and Samir must convince their skeptical neighbors and landlord, Mr. Dubi, that this is a good idea.  


Adorned with Parisian skylines, Bees in the City is a love letter to the City of Light and a celebration of the can-do spirit of kids. Sarah McMenemy’s illustrations recall the Parisian magic of Madeleine. The book’s backmatter explores urban beekeeping and rooftop gardening in greater depth.  

Fountas & Pinnell Level P

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    Andrea Cheng, Joline McFadden

    Paperback, 2019

    Jonathan isn’t as strong or physical as his brother and can’t seem to please his beekeeper dad when he tries to help on the farm.



239 x 262 mm • 36 pages


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