Zinnia and the Bees

Zinnia and the Bees

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Overview

Talk about having a lousy day. While Zinnia's seventh grade classmates are celebrating the last day of school, she's cooped up in the vice principal's office, serving detention. Her offense? Yarn bombing a statue of the school mascot. And when Zinnia rushes home to commiserate with her older brother, Adam, who also happens to be her best friend, she's devastated to discover that he's left home with no explanation. Just when it looks like Zinnia's day can't possibly get any worse, a colony of frantic honeybees mistakes her hair for a hive and lands on her head! Told from the alternating perspectives of Zinnia  a humorous young loner and knitter and an unintentionally comical hive of honeybees, this quirky, heartfelt novel will strike a chord with anyone who has ever felt alone, betrayed, or misunderstood as it explores the challenges that come with learning to trust yourself and the often messy process of discovering the true meaning to home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623708672
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Series: Middle-grade Novels
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,156,593
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 710L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Danielle Davis grew up in Singapore and Hong Kong and now lives in Los Angeles where she reads, writes, and roller skates. She's earned an M.A. in Literature and Creative Writing and her short stories have been published in literary magazines. She's had the privilege of teaching English to middle school and community college students and currently volunteers with literary orgainzations in L.A. Zinnia and the Bees is her first novel.

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Quirky, unique middle-grade novel with elements of magical realism; explores themes of loss, new friendships, family dynamics, and finding yourself; well-drawn, unconventional characters; relatable narrator

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