The Man with a Pocketful of Bees – latest from Frances

BeeCover Hardcover

Old Sam, reclusive Gentleman of the Road, enjoys a magical summer wandering the hills with his new friends the bees who have set up home in his trouser pocket, but when winter comes there  is a problem; the bees need a warm winter home and want to go down into the village. Old Sam doesn’t like to go where folks are, but he loves his bees, his stripy friends, so reluctantly he agrees, but no one will give him a home. Eventually Lady Meg and her cuddlesome cats take him in.

This story, told in traditional fairy tale style, deals with  difference, diversity, belonging and community  and will prompt many discussions.

The story is told in rhythmic language with exuberant illustrations. It is a splendid read aloud book, suitable for ages 4-10 and grown ups too.