Flight of the Bumblebee

Part of the Music Box series of books based on pieces of classical music. Bumblebee (a bee) is having trouble flying. As he learns to fly to music, he overcomes his clumsiness.

A short biography of composer Rimsky-Korsakov at the end of the book which is beautifully illustrated by Mini Goss.

The audio is read by Antonia Kidman. Paperback also available.

This is a great way to introduce classical music to 4-10 year olds.

Youtube clip of author Hazel Edwards reading ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ at Kingston Library


Author: Hazel Edwards  

IllustratorMini Goss 

Publisher: New Frontier 

Format: Paperback

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The publishers provide curriculum links and activities for Flight of the Bumblebee

Bookchook Review  ‘Music and children’s literacy go together like well, bees and honey. A musical education can help children develop the building blocks they need for literacy. ‘

OAM Association Talk:
May 11th “Not Just a Piece of Cake: Being an Author” Will be on You Tube soon.

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Student Resources:
Crafting an assignment on Hazel Edwards? Get tips for school projects, and her uniquely answered questions

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