The Bee-man of Orn

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Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1964 - Beekeepers - 44 pages
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The Bee-man is happy with his lot, until one day a Junior Sorcerer gives him some disturbing news. The Bee-man, he says, has been transformed: he was once something else. But what? A giant or a prince perhaps? A dog or a dragon? With a hive on his back and a cloud of bees about him, the Bee-man sets out on a quest to discover the answer...

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User Review  - engpunk77 - LibraryThing

We picked this up as a library discard--we were attracted to the artwork and the fact that it came with a "cd." Well, it ended up being a DVD in which the illustrator goes into great detail about the ... Read full review

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User Review  - GeniusBabies - LibraryThing

An interesting tale of an old bee-man who goes out into the world to find his true nature. A nice mix of real life and fantasy, the book gets somewhat dark towards the second half as the characters ... Read full review


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About the author (1964)

Writer Frank Richard Stockton was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 5, 1834. In 1868, he started working for the magazine Hearth and Home, where he wrote fairy tales as well as stories and articles on a variety of subjects for adults. In 1874, he became the assistant editor of Saint Nicholas Magazine and worked there until 1878 when he was forced to resign due to failing eyesight. He continued to write by dictating to his wife or a professional secretary. His first fairy tale, Ting-a-Ling, was published in The Riverside Magazine in 1867 and his first book collection was published in 1870. His works include The Lady or the Tiger (1882), The Griffin and the Minor Canon (1885), and The Bee-Man of Orn (1887). He died of a cerebral hemorrhage on April 20, 1902.

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