The Bees of Notre-Dame

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$18.99  $17.66
Random House Studio
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8.6 X 11.3 X 0.6 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author
Meghan P. Browne received her MFA at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her debut picture book, Indelible Ann, was named the 2022 Texas Great Read and received a starred review from Kirkus. She is also the author of Dorothy the Brave. Meghan lives on and runs a farm in South Austin, Texas, called the Honey Browne Farm, where she raises bees. Visit her on the Web at or on Twitter at @meghanpbrowne.

E. B. Goodale is an author and illustrator who comes from a background of printmaking and letterpress printing. She made her foray into picture books with Windows by Julia Denos, which received an Ezra Jack Keats honor for illustration and was an ALA-ALSC Notable book for 2018. She has illustrated a handful of other books for children and is the author of Under the Lilacs and Also. Visit her on the Web at or on Instagram at @ebgoodale.
★ "A focus on bees is an unexpectedly engaging angle to this account of the 2019 fire atop the Notre-Dame de Paris." --Booklist, starred review

"Emphasizing resilience, this tale effectively captures a fascinating episode in recent history." --Kirkus Reviews

"Browne's lyrical picture book tells the story of the bees who call Notre-Dame home and the fire that threatened their hives." --The Horn Book

"Graceful prose by Browne pays homage to Paris's venerable Notre-Dame cathedral, and to the bees that lived atop it before its 2019 fire." --Publishers Weekly