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National Agriculture in the Classroom

Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix

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When the Bees Fly Home

Young Jonathan, the son of a beekeeper, isn't sturdy enough to help his dad with some of the farmwork, but when his mom stays up late one night to make beeswax candles, he puts his own skills to work modeling small wax animals and insects to decorate the candles - which sell out quickly at the farmer's market. Bee facts buzz through this very human story about a child trying to please his father.

Andrea Cheng

Illustrations by Joline McFadden

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