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Hetxw’ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson)

February 20th, 2024

Explore the life cycles of bees in The Bee Mother (Portage & Main Press $24.95), the seventh installment of Hetxw’ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson)’s Mothers of Xsan series. As flowers and trees bloom, Nox Ap, the bee mother, awakens from winter sleep, serving as nature’s gardener to the Gitxsan people. This picture book follows her journey from the first thaw of spring to the end of autumn, allowing readers to discover the vital roles played by bumblebees, honeybees and yellow jacket wasps in the Xsan ecosystem, thus emphasizing the significance of pollinators in fruits like strawberries and huckleberries. This book is illustrated by Natasha Donovan. 9781774920800

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