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By: Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949)

The children's Life of the Bee by Maurice Maeterlinck The children's Life of the Bee

Buzz, buzz, buzz. A fascinating and beautifully written explanation of the life of the honey bee. Is the queen the master of the hive or just a hard working servant? What is the purpose of the drones? Why do bees make honey? Do bees ever sleep? Why do bees swarm? Maeterlinck, who won the Noble Prize for Literature, wrote a more scholarly work called The Life of the Bee but then rewrote it in simpler terms so that children could appreciate what goes in a hive. The book describes in simple language the inner workings of a hive from its beginning with a swarm to the fully functional hive with thousands of workers, drones and a queen busily building, repairing and gathering.

Book cover The Blue Bird: a Fairy Play in Six Acts
Book cover Blue Bird for Children

One of the strongest pieces of imaginative writing for children that the past decade has produced and one of the most delicate and beautiful of all times, is "The Blue Bird," by Maurice Maeterlinck, written as a play, and very successfully produced on the stage. Georgette Leblanc (Madame Maurice Maeterlinck), has rendered this play in story form for children, under the title "The Children's Blue Bird," and in this form it has now been carefully edited and arranged for schools. On the night of Christmas a boy and a girl, Tyltil and Mytil, are visited by Fairy Berilyuna...

Book cover Pélléas and Mélisande
Book cover The Life of the Bee
Book cover The Unknown Guest
Book cover Our Friend the Dog
Book cover (French) La sagesse et la destinée
Book cover Wisdom and Destiny
Book cover The Wrack of the Storm
Death by Maurice Maeterlinck Death
Book cover The Buried Temple
Book cover (Finnish) Mehiläisten elämä
Book cover The Inner Beauty
Book cover The Betrothal A Sequel to the Blue Bird

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