Beholding Bee

  • by Kimberly Newton Fusco
  • Narrated by Ariadne Meyers
  • 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Bee is an orphan who lives with a carnival and sleeps in the back of a tractor trailer. Every day she endures taunts for the birthmark on her face - though her beloved Pauline, the only person who has ever cared for her, tells her it is a precious diamond. When Pauline is sent to work for another carnival, Bee is lost.
Then a scruffy dog shows up, as unwanted as she, and Bee realizes that she must find a home for them both. She runs off to a house with gingerbread trim that reminds her of frosting. There two mysterious women, Mrs. Swift and Mrs. Potter, take her in. They clothe her, though their clothes are strangely out of date. They feed her, though there is nothing in their house to eat. They help her go to school, though they won't enter the building themselves. And, strangely, only Bee seems able to see them.
Whoever these women are, they matter. They matter to Bee. And they are helping Bee realize that she, too, matters to the world - if only she will let herself be a part of it.
This tender novel beautifully captures the pain of isolation, the healing power of community, and the strength of the human spirit.

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Heroine steals your heart

Bee is an amazing child/young woman who has a heart of gold and stubborn determination. This book is well written and catches the World War II era at Home very well.
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- Sandee

What did you like about the book

It was a great book I loved how you did not know what was going to happen next!👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
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- Amanda Villegas

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-12-2013
  • Publisher: Listening Library