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 settingBoth 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.
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