ANN HERRICK Books for Kids & Teens

 The Queen Bee

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Gwen knew she had to be as brave as her brother in order to save her siblings...

The Queen Bee
The Queen Bee is a delightful updated retelling of the fairy tale about seeking fortune, breaking a spell and discovering the identity of the real prince with the help of ants, ducks, and a regal queen bee, with a switch of genders and undercurrent themes of both the value of education and being kind to animals.

Original ebook version no longer available.  Please see new paperback version available from Chaucer Publishing. 


  --"This is such a cute story filled with wonderful animated illustrations… I really liked…the details…and the dictionary links… The links are right in the story, and when clicked, children are brought into a dictionary page that will explain the meaning of the new word…  Herrick is also a powerful storyteller. I ended up reading this little book numerous times. It was just so much fun to read the story and watch the little pictures move around. I also enjoyed the magic throughout the story, and so will children.  Great book, a must for the online collection!" 

  Danielle Naibert, Children's Book Site 

-- "...a delightful story with an excellent message… a nice twist to a fairy tale.  The story teaches some basic and profound lessons.  It blends classic fairy tale magic with modern ideas…while still allowing the girl most deserving of praise to marry her fairy tale prince. The book also has a nice reversal of roles, with the heroine saving the enchanted prince…Gwen receives her just reward not because she is the most beautiful girl in the land but because she is genuinely good, intelligent and respectful of her fellow creatures."

Anita Jo Stafford, Simply E-Books,

-- "The Queen Bee is a classic tale of old brought to life with animation, and a twist of humanity thrown in…This book has everything a child could want and more…[including] a dictionary…A great read and a lesson..."


Rita Hestand, Author