The Way of the Hive

A Honey Bee's Story

by Jay Hosler

On Sale: 04/20/2021

The Way of the Hive

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The Way of the Hive

A Honey Bee's Story

by Jay Hosler

illustrated by Jay Hosler

On Sale: 04/20/2021


Kirkus Reviews Best Books

Junior Library Guild Selection

Texas Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List

Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award

Maine Student Book Award

About the Book

“A wonderful graphic novel.”—Neil Gaiman

Experience the life of a honeybee in this coming-of-age story about a bee named Nyuki, in this full-color graphic novel by Jay Hosler, perfect for curious kids who are fans of the Science Comics series.

Nyuki is a brand-new honeybee—and she has a lot of questions. Like:

  • When does a bee go through metamorphosis?
  • Why does a queen bee sometimes leave her hive?
  • And where does all this honey come from, anyway?!

But Nyuki’s biggest question is, “What is this inner voice I hear, and why does it tell me to go forth to adventure?

Follow Nyuki on a lifelong journey as she annoys her sisters, avoids predators, and learns to trust her inner voice as she masters the way of the hive.

And if you still have questions at the end, the back of the book uncovers even more mysteries about the lives of these incredible insects!

  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Kirkus Reviews Best Books
  • Evanston Public Library's Blueberry List
  • Black-Eyed Susan Book Award nomination

Critical Praise

A truly lovely coming-of-age tale buzzing with bee facts, this is a honey pot for budding entomologists, naturalists, and scientists of all variety. — Booklist

Graphic novel fans, lovers of nonfiction, budding ecologists, and readers looking for their next great obsession will be buzzing around this title for years to come. — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

A wonderful graphic novel. — Neil Gaiman, author of Coraline


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063007352
  • ISBN 10: 0063007355
  • Imprint: HarperAlley
  • On Sale: 04/20/2021
  • Pages: 160
  • List Price:17.50 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / Environment
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Insects, Spiders, etc.
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Animals

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