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Her older brother (aka best friend and yarn bombing accomplice) leaves without a word.
And then the worst ever of worst evers: BEES. IN. HER. HAIR.
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.
Zinnia and the Bees was a Southern California Independent Booksellers Association 2018 Book Award finalist in the middle grade category.
PURCHASE Zinnia and the Bees:
See it on Goodreads.
Or buy the book at your local, independent bookstore!! If you order through Skylight Books you can have a signed copy shipped to you by mentioning you’d like yours autographed in the checkout comments!
“…offbeat and emotionally true.” —Kirkus
“…Davis does an excellent job crafting human characters who are varied in their emotions and grow in awareness.” —School Library Journal
“This [is a] fascinating and unusual look at family, friendships, and insects…” —Booklist
Download the Zinnia and the Bees discussion guide and bee facts! See an author video about the book.
And a printable pom-pom craft tutorial found here!
Plus, a one-sheet with a bunch of stuff about the book in one place.
I offer free 20 minute Skype visits with classes or groups! Please drop me a line if you’re a teacher, librarian, or book club leader and would like to schedule an author Skype or Google Hangout.