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Hour of the bees
Eagar, Lindsay author.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2016.
Physical Description:
360 pages ; 22 cm
"While her friends are spending their summers having pool parties and sleepovers, twelve-year-old Carolina --Carol -- is spending hers in the middle of the New Mexico desert, helping her parents move the grandfather she s never met into a home for people with dementia. At first, Carol avoids prickly Grandpa Serge. But as the summer wears on and the heat bears down, Carol finds herself drawn to him, fascinated by the crazy stories he tells her about an oasis in the desert with a green-glass lake and a tree that gave the villagers the gift of immortality--and the bees that kept the tree alive. When Serge weaves details of his own life into his stories and tells her to keep an eye out for the bees he is certain will return to the ranch and end the century-long drought, she chalks it up to dementia. But as the thin line between magic and reality starts to blur, Carol must decide for herself what is possible--and what it means to be true to her roots."--book jacket.
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