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What's the Buzz?

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Footprints


Whether they live alone or together, in a hive or in a hole in the ground, bees do some of the most important work on the planet: pollinating plants. What’s the Buzz? celebrates the magic of bees, from swarming to dancing to making honey, and encourages readers to do their part to keep the hives alive.

All over the world, bee colonies are dwindling, but everyone can do something to help save the bees, from buying local honey to growing a bee-friendly garden.

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Merrie-Ellen Wilcox is a writer and editor who has also played bass guitar in a rock-and-roll band, worked on documentary films and thought about becoming a midwife and a Zen monk. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia, with her husband and a lot of bees.

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After Life

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Why do we die? Why can't we live forever? What happens to us after death? Moving between science and culture, After Life: Ways We Think About Death takes a straightforward look at these and other questions long taboo in our society. By showing the fascinating, diverse ways in which we understand death, both today and throughout our history, the book also shines a light on what it is to be human. Each chapter includes a brief telling of a death legend, myth or history from a different culture or tradition, from Adam and Eve to Wolf and Coyote, and ends with a section on a common theme in our thinking about death, such as rivers and birds in the afterlife, the colors that different cultures use to symbolize death, and, of course, ghosts. The final chapter is about grief, which is both a universal human experience and unique to each person. The text offers suggestions for ways to think about our grief, when to ask for help and how to talk to friends who are grieving.

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Merrie-Ellen Wilcox is a writer and editor whose first book for children, What's the Buzz?: Keeping Bees in Flight, is part of the Orca Footprints series. She has two adult children and lives in Victoria, British Columbia, with her husband and a busy Jack Russell. For more information, visit www.merrieellenwilcox.com.

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