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More Yarn! Lindsay Eagar: Hour of the Bees Unraveled

Lindsay Eagar

We’re continuing our series called The Unraveller, where an author or illustrator brings us behind the scenes of one of their books. The latest episode is up, with debut author Lindsay Eagar talking about Hour of the Bees.

Hour of the Bees

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. This one may well be a Morris nominee this year, perhaps more. I am particularly interested in how younger readers react to the sister relationship in this book. I am pleased that the younger sibling got to tell the truth about her older sister (and younger brother). This novel has such an interesting structure. It worked for me, but I see this as a very polarizing book. This means that your readers should go buy this book now, read it, and make up their own mind.