The Bee-man Of Orn

Summary:

The Bee-Man is an elderly, unkempt, recluse who has allowed swarms of bees to turn his small hut into a giant beehive. He was perfectly happy in the company of bees. One day, a young “sorcerer-in-training” visited him and told the Bee-Man that once upon a time he was someone special and that he, the “sorcerer” would help the Bee-Man discover who he once was. Reluctant at first to leave his bees, the Bee-Man decided to follow the sorcerer’s advice and discover his true identity and so, the adventure began.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This book is a triple treat. Frank Stockton’s fairy tale is a model of the genre. P.J. Lynch’s illustrations provide children with unforgettable images. The DVD “Making Fairy Tales" that is included with the book adds to the thrill of the story.

Content Awareness Factors:

None! This work is impeccable, a model for the genre.


Parent Reaction

A perfect book for kids. Lynch could, and probably does, illustrations for Children's TV. He's in a class by himself. This was a real treat to review.

Type of Book:
This is a fairy tale adventure book with CD.
Educational Themes:

This is a fairytale and as such includes a number of subtle lessons for the readers to think and talk about (i.e., it is a story with moral lesson). The illustrations provide imagery and tone that give the lessons more substance.

Reading Level:
5.7
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
6 to 10
Age of child:
pending
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. The story, the illustrations, and the layout are excellent. The primary audience for the book is children, however, the book will be enjoyed by readers of any age. Buy two copies, one for your children/grandchildren, who will wear it out from use, an

Title The Bee-Man of Orn
Author Frank B Stockton
Publisher Candlewick Press, Walker Books Group © 2004
Illustrators P. J. Lynch
ISBN 0763622397
Material Hard Cover
Cost $17.99
Genres Animal Character, Interactive, Fairy Tale
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