How To BeeSci-Fi
Set in a future Australia in a time when there are no bees and children are employed to scramble through the fruit trees with feather wands – much like the pear farmers of Hanyuan in China are forced to do today. Peony wants to be a bee, a hand pollinator: she’s light, she’s fast, and even though she’s a year too young, she’s going to be the best bee the farm has ever seen … except when you’re only 9, it’s hard to get everyone around you to go along with your plan.
A beautiful and fierce novel by Bren MacDibble for middle grade readers, How to Bee explores an all-too-possible dystopian social landscape with an intensely compelling and original voice. By the same author – The Dog Runner.