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Issue Details: First known date: 2017 2017
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'This children's novel is set in 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 go along with your plan.

'Young readers are often concerned about environmental issues and exploring a work of fiction about a child living in a possible future without bees can allieviate stress by giving them context to discuss the issue of bee loss, as well as seeing how Peony overcomes the difficulties of her life.' (Publication summary)

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    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2017 .
      Extent: 1vp.
      • Published May 2017

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