For almost a decade, artist Paul Mirocha and authors Steve Buchmann and Diana Cohn traveled to the Malaysian rain forest, half a world away, to research The Bee Tree a children’s picture book, featuring paintings by Paul, published by Cinco Puntos Press.

The Bee Tree tells the story of Malaysia honey hunters and shows a base of traditional knowledge and values that teaches children and adults to conserve wild places completely, with every thread of life intact.

The Bee Tree was chosen for Special Recognition by the judges for the 2008 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People and as a 2008 Skipping Stones Honor Award book.

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