Mr. Bee Man: The Story of Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth, “Father of American Beekeeping”

Image As a child, Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth couldn’t resist watching insects, even though his father punished him for wearing out the knees of has pants and his teacher punished him for failing to pay attention in school in order to watch a housefly, instead.

Langstroth was born in 1810.  The author and illustrator give just enough detail to set the scene without overwhelming an elementary-aged reader.

There’s lots of good information about bees here.  Readers will find much to discuss, from practical mathematics and entomology to American history and the fascination of science.

Rosalie Gabbert will appear at the Local Author Book Fair at the Fairport Public Library, 1 Fairport Village Landing, on Saturday, December 7, 2013, from 2 to 4 PM.

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