"This is a delightful tale. . . .Susan Turnbull has illustrated this edition with charming artwork."—LibraryThing.com
"The illustrations are truly wonderful."—MIPA Book Award judge
In southeastern South Dakota, wild animals begin to stir as day turns to dusk. A curious raccoon emerges from his bed and starts hunting for food. Tempted by sticky honey oozing from a bee’s nest, the little raccoon finds trouble he did not bargain for.
The Raccoon and the Bee Tree combines an old American Indian tale written down by Charles Eastman and Elaine Goodale Eastman with a traditional European fable. Written one hundred years ago, The Raccoon and the Bee Tree has a lesson for children that is still important and relevant in today’s modern society.
Check out Susan's blog post about the illustration process.