Ten-year-old Samantha Hansen loves science! In the beginning of fourth grade, she never let a moment go by without talking about rocks. Now she? back with a new obsession: insects! Upon learning that the local apiary is for sale, she goes into action to save the honey bees. Will her someday boyfriend Todd or her best friend Kelli be part of her plan? Will That Kid Richard get in the way? Sam? lists of insect facts and funny thoughts highlight her quest to keep the bees in the community, the challenges she faces at school, and her ongoing struggle with her temper. Join Samantha as she looks to science for answers and does her part to change the world.
Nancy Viau has hurt very few insects since the day her dad told her, ?f you smash that bug, its mother will wonder why it didn? come home for dinner.?Viau finds inspiration in all of nature and often discovers ideas for new books while hiking, biking, and traveling. She has worked as an elementary school teacher, an instructor for reluctant readers, a counselor in an after-school program, and a freelance writer. Her other middle-grade novels include?Samantha Hansen Has Rocks in Her Head,?Beauty and Bernice, and?Just One Thing!?Please visit www.NancyViau.com for information on these titles and her picture books.

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