The Queen Bee and Me

The Queen Bee and Me

by Gillian McDunn
The Queen Bee and Me

The Queen Bee and Me

by Gillian McDunn


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From the highly acclaimed author of Caterpillar Summer and Honestly Elliott comes a heartfelt story about the sweetness and stings of tween friendship.

Meg has always found comfort in her best friend Beatrix's shadow. Self-assured Beatrix is the one who makes decisions, and the girls have been a pair since kindergarten. But starting middle school brings new changes in Beatrix, especially when Meg tries to step outside her role as sidekick.

When Meg becomes fast friends with the quirky new girl Hazel who also loves science, Beatrix is quick to stake her claim on Meg. Meg doesn't know why Beatrix is being so mean to Hazel—or why it's so difficult it is to stand up to her friend. And Meg starts to wonder: Is being Beatrix's best friend worth turning down the possibility of finding her own voice?

This pitch-perfect exploration of middle-school friendship dynamics brims with heart and hope, and will resonate with readers of all ages.

Acclaim for Caterpillar Summer
An Indies Introduce Pick
A Texas Bluebonnet Selection
A Parents Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
An Amazon Best Book of the Year

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681197517
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 03/03/2020
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Gillian McDunn is the award-winning author of Caterpillar Summer, These Unlucky Stars, Honestly Elliott, the Schneider Family Book Award Honor winner, When Sea Becomes Sky, and Trouble at the Tangerine. Her books have been Parents magazine best book of the year, Kirkus Reviews best book of the year, and Junior Library Guild, IndieNext, and Bank Street College of Education Best Books selections. When she isn't reading or writing, she is probably trying a new recipe, playing a board game, or learning something new. She lives near Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband, children, and a very silly dog named Friday.

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