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’ secret to keep from being stung while their clansmen below soothe the bees with chanting After a week of gathering honey in the nights the clan returns home to celebrate their sweet and miraculous golden harvestAt this feast Pak Teh honors Nizam with an important announcementThis is a collaboration between three remarkable people a scientist who has been fascinated with insects since the third grade; a writer who believes that writing children’s books is her way of building a better world; and an artist who never stops sketching and drawing as he travelsMeet the creators of The Bee TreeStephen Buchmann has traveled all over the world studying bees He is a member of the entomology department faculty at the University of Arizona and the authorco author of 150 scientific papers and 8 books including The Forgotten Pollinators and Letters from the Hive He is active in international pollination research conservation and policies to protect the world’s pollinators and the plants they pollinate He served on a National Academy of Science committee investigating the status of pollinators in North? Multicultural literature Nizam crosses the line from boyhood to manhood by learning to climb the Bee Tree

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?AmericaDiana Cohn is an award winning children’s book author Her books include ¡Sí Se Puede Yes We Can Cinco Puntos Press; Dream Carver Chronicle Books; and Mr Goethe’s Garden Bell Pond Books She is a hobbyist beekeeper with a deep interest in pollination ecology She first met Steve Buchmann while working on a radio documentary on the pollination crisis in America As a result of their meeting they co founded The Bee Works an organization dedicated to public education about pollination ecologyPaul Mirocha’s illustrations first appeared in Gathering the Desert by Gary Paul Nabhan winner of the John Burroughs Medal for natural history in 1985 After 13 years as a graphic designer for the University of Arizona’s Office of Arid Lands Studies Paul left to become a full time illustrator producing over 20 children’s picture books and pop ups as well as modern nature writing among them High Tide in Tucson Prodigal Summer and Small Wonder by Barbara Kingsolver Paul has made five trips to Malaysia His paintings in The Bee Tree come directly from his sketchbook and memories from those experience Fantastic children's book about gathering honey in Malaysia Great mix of tradition classic science a fun myth and family structure The family embraced the myth and showed respect for its message by heeding its warnings while preparing for and gathering honey I was surprised at how well it was written; the art is beautiful Also in the back of the book is pictures of the real trees with the ladders they climb up to reach the honey photos of the hives and of the character in the book the grandfather and I think I may purchase this later

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The Bee Tree is a magical story about giant bees about trees that are higher than your eye can see in a forest that is dark than light and about a young boy named Nizam who soon will become a manNizam lives in a village near the rainforest preserve surrounding PeduLake just below the Thai border in Peninsular Malaysia His grandfather Pak Teh is the leader of the honey hunting clan It is Pak Teh who has the high honor of climbing the tall Tualang tree in the annual hunt to gather honey from the nests of giant honey beesBut Pak Teh is getting older and is now ready to prepare someone to take his place He believes that Nizam is the one Even though Nizam has climbed the mighty Tualang the bee tree in the daylight he has never done it at night Will he be brave enough?On the first moonless night of the honey hunt Nizam and Pak Teh and the other honey hunters enter the dark rainforest Pak Teh starts the hunt with a prayer and a traditional story Then he begins to climb Nizam follows Can he climb that high and not be afraid? Will the angry bees sting him?At the top Nizam and Pak Teh use the honey hunters Similar concept to other bee tree book but gives an insight to another culture and why they gather honey a different way


10 thoughts on “The Bee Tree

  1. says:

    What a great book Not only does it tell a story it also has facts of Malaysia in the back of the book perfect for a child doing a reportAR 57


  2. says:

    This picture book weaves in geography cultural traditions science and folklore seamlessly The pictures were vibrant and the additional information about the country of Malaysia at the back of the book was an unexpected bonus


  3. says:

    Similar concept to other bee tree book but gives an insight to another culture and why they gather honey a different way


  4. says:

    An interesting story about honey hunters in Malaysia Might be a bit long for younger children but my elementary schooler found the story interesting and enjoyed learning about a different culture


  5. says:

    Multicultural literature Nizam crosses the line from boyhood to manhood by learning to climb the Bee Tree


  6. says:

    I enjoyed reading about another country but I wish there was to the story


  7. says:

    This is a great book with combination of amazing honey hunting story and knowledge of Malaysia I have to say after reading this book I come to love Malaysia too I cannot wait any longer to see the giant bee tree The first half of the book tells us a magic story about honey hunters in Malaysia I see their braveness hard work and respect to the nature in the story This should also be the spirits that the writer wants to convey to the readers and wants them to learn from those brave honey hunters No matter how dangerous the situation is one can succeed with strong faith The second half of the book pulls readers out of the story and provides them with lots of information about Malaysia including the geography population customs and culture differences It shows us a complete picture of this country and I believe people who read this book will come to love this country


  8. says:

    TEACHERS TAKE NOTE This book is a gem I was riveted by this straightforward story of a Malaysian boy learning the art of honey collecting and wowed by the number of things I learned from the nonfiction notes at the book's conclusion It's absolutely fascinating My only uibble is with the author's insertion of their own voice and experiences in the nonfiction bits I wish they had written exclusively about Malaysia rather than inserted so much about themselves in Malaysia But no matter I can overlook those choices for the simple joy I feel in having learned SO MUCH COOL STUFF This one will be a joy to book talk


  9. says:

    Fantastic children's book about gathering honey in Malaysia Great mix of tradition classic science a fun myth and family structure The family embraced the myth and showed respect for its message by heeding its warnings while preparing for and gathering honey I was surprised at how well it was written; the art is beautiful Also in the back of the book is pictures of the real trees with the ladders they climb up to reach the honey photos of the hives and of the character in the book the grandfather and I think I may purchase this later


  10. says:

    This is a wonderful and true tale about honey hunters in Malaysia Their age old techniues and respect for the bees and their land is inspiring and amazing I really enjoyed reading the story as well as the notes at the end of the book that tell about Malaysia and how the authors learned about the people highlighted in the story It makes me want to visit there and see it for myself


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