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Zinnia and the Bees (Middle-Grade Novels) (Hardcover)
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A colony of honeybees mistakes seventh-grader Zinnia's hair for a hive -- and that's the least of her problems. While Zinnia's classmates are celebrating the last day of seventh grade, she's in the vice principal's office, serving detention. Her offense? Harmlessly yarn-bombing a statue of the school mascot. When Zinnia rushes home to commiserate with her older brother and best friend, Adam, she's devastated to discover that he's gone -- with no explanation. Zinnia's day surely can't get any worse . . . until a colony of honeybees inhabits her hive-like hair Infused with magical realism, Danielle Davis delivers a quirky, heartfelt debut, exploring both the complex life of a young loner and a comical hive of honeybees. Together, these alternating and unexpected perspectives will touch anyone who has ever felt alone, betrayed, or misunderstood.