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Beholding Bee

(2013)
(The first book in the Beholding Bee series)
A novel by

 
Bee is an orphan who lives with a carnival and sleeps in the back of a tractor trailer. Every day she endures taunts for the birthmark on her face - though her beloved Pauline, the only person who has ever cared for her, tells her it is a precious diamond. When Pauline is sent to work for another carnival, Bee is lost.

Then a scruffy dog shows up, as unwanted as she, and Bee realizes that she must find a home for them both. She runs off to a house with gingerbread trim that reminds her of frosting. There two mysterious women, Mrs. Swift and Mrs. Potter, take her in. They clothe her, though their clothes are strangely out of date. They feed her, though there is nothing in their house to eat. They help her go to school, though they won't enter the building themselves. And, strangely, only Bee seems able to see them.

Whoever these women are, they matter. They matter to Bee. And they are helping Bee realize that she, too, matters to the world - if only she will let herself be a part of it.

This tender novel beautifully captures the pain of isolation, the healing power of community, and the strength of the human spirit.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: Beholding Bee
Author(s): Kimberly Newton Fusco
ISBN: 0-375-86836-4 / 978-0-375-86836-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2013 : USA Library Binding
Title: Beholding Bee
Author(s): Kimberly Newton Fusco
ISBN: 0-375-96836-9 / 978-0-375-96836-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

July 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Beholding Bee
Author(s): Kimberly Newton Fusco
ISBN: 0-375-86808-9 / 978-0-375-86808-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yearling
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

February 2013 : USA Audio CD
Title: Beholding Bee
Author(s): Kimberly Newton Fusco
ISBN: 0-385-36127-0 / 978-0-385-36127-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

February 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: Beholding Bee
Author(s): Kimberly Newton Fusco
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon   

February 2013 : USA Audio CD
Title: Beholding Bee
Author(s): Kimberly Newton Fusco
ISBN: 0-385-36129-7 / 978-0-385-36129-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Beholding Bee
Author(s): Kimberly Newton Fusco
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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