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category: Children's Fiction
published: Sep 2004
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

A Bee in Your Ear

by Frieda Wishinsky, illustrated by Louise-Andrée Laliberté

tagged: friendship, emotions & feelings, school & education

Kate is determined to win her spelling club's spelling bee, but the competition is fierce. She can almost put up with Violet's relentless claims of superior spelling ability, but when Kate and Jake begin to fight with each other, Kate is miserable. She wants to win the contest, but she doesn't want to lose her best friend.

About the Authors

Frieda Wishinsky

FRIEDA WISHINSKY has written many beloved and best-selling books for children. Her books have earned numerous accolades, including a nomination for the Governor General’s Award. She is the author of Where Are You, Bear?; You’re Mean, Lily Jean; and Each One Special, among others. Originally from New York, she now lives in Toronto.

Louise-Andrée Laliberté is an author and illustrator from Quebec. For more information, visit www.louiseandreelaliberte.com.
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
6 to 8
1 to 3
Reading age:
6 to 8
Editorial Reviews

"This story adds a humorous side to the hard work of studying spelling."

— CITY Parent

"The dialogue flows easily. The conversations and thoughts ring true of any student, whether preparing for a contest or just a weekly spelling test. Fast paced, the suspense builds as the contest approaches."

"Illustrator Louise-Andrée Laliberté adds an extra dimension with her whimsical, black and white pencil drawings."

". . . this book will be a popular addition to the elementary school library or classroom collection."

— Resource Links

"Louise-Andrée Laliberté's pencil sketches add depth and realism to the characters' emotions and personalities and the setting."

"Highly Recommended."

"Wishinksy and Laliberté's work provides young children with the opportunity to experience their school and family lives from the distance of literature."

— CM Magazine

"This work of fiction is an ideal tool for primary students learning to spell."

— Canadian Book Review Annual

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