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The Queen Bee and Me

(2020)
A novel by

 
 
From the highly acclaimed author of Caterpillar Summer comes a heartfelt story about the sweetness and stings of middle-school 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 middle school has brought some changes in Beatrix, especially when Meg tries to step outside her role as sidekick.

A special science elective is Meg's first step away, but when she's paired with quirky new girl Hazel, Beatrix steps in to stake her claim on Meg. Meg is taken aback at how mean Beatrix can be--and how difficult it is to stand up to her friend. But as Meg gets to know Hazel while working on their backyard beehive project, she starts to wonder: Is being Beatrix's 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

Genre: Children's Fiction

Used availability for Gillian McDunn's The Queen Bee and Me

Hardback Editions

March 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Queen Bee and Me
Author(s): Gillian McDunn
ISBN: 1-68119-751-0 / 978-1-68119-751-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
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Paperback Editions

March 2021 : USA Paperback

Title: The Queen Bee and Me
Author(s): Gillian McDunn
ISBN: 1-5476-0572-3 / 978-1-5476-0572-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
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Audio Editions

March 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Queen Bee and Me
Author(s): Gillian McDunn
ISBN: 1-69058-390-8 / 978-1-69058-390-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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March 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Queen Bee and Me
Author(s): Gillian McDunn
ISBN: 1-69058-442-4 / 978-1-69058-442-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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March 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Queen Bee and Me
Author(s): Gillian McDunn
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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March 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Queen Bee and Me
Author(s): Gillian McDunn
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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March 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Queen Bee and Me
Author(s): Gillian McDunn
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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March 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Queen Bee and Me
Author(s): Gillian McDunn
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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Kindle Editions

March 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Queen Bee and Me
Author(s): Gillian McDunn
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
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