Zinnia and the Bees

Danielle Davis (Author) Laura K. Horton (Illustrator)


Talk about having a lousy day. While Zinnia's seventh grade classmates are celebrating the last day of school, she's cooped up in the vice principal's office, serving detention. Her offense? Yarn bombing a statue of the school mascot. And when Zinnia rushes home to commiserate with her older brother, Adam, who also happens to be her best friend, she's devastated to discover that he's left home with no explanation. Just when it looks like Zinnia's day can't possibly get any worse, a colony of frantic honeybees mistakes her hair for a hive and lands on her head Told from the alternating perspectives of Zinnia, a humorous young loner, knitter, and yarn bomber and an unintentionally comical hive of honeybees this quirky, heartfelt middle grade novel explores the difficulty that comes with learning to trust oneself and the often messy process of discovering the true meaning to home.

Product Details

Stone Arch Books
Publish Date
August 01, 2017
5.4 X 0.9 X 7.6 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Danielle Davis grew up in Singapore and Hong Kong and now lives in Los Angeles where she reads, writes, and roller skates. She's earned an M.A. in Literature and Creative Writing and her short stories have been published in literary magazines. She's had the privilege of teaching English to middle school and community college students and currently volunteers with literary orgainzations in L.A. Zinnia and the Bees is her first novel.
Laura Horton is a freelance illustrator who has always had a passion for family, creativity, and imagination. In 2014 she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration and animation from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. When not working, Laura can be found drinking tea, reading, and game designing. She currently lives in Espoo, Finland, where she's working to obtain a master's degree in game design and development.