Just One Bee

All it takes is the will to make dreams come true.

Just One Bee is a story of hope, determination and never giving up: the story of One-bee and her dream to revert desolate wastes back to fields of flowers. But to change a desert to meadowland she needs to go alone because when she comes across another bee, she discovers not only is he hoarding a single precious flower and a queen bee, but he refuses to believe positive change is possible. Other-bee does all he can to quash One-bee’s dream. But One-bee’s persistence, patience and optimism eventually prove Other-bee wrong, and she shows how dreams can come true.

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Margrete Lamond is a publisher, author, educator and researcher known for her quirky upcycling of traditional and classic tales for young readers. Margrete’s first book with Dirt Lane Press was The Sorry Tale of Fox and Bear, which was short-listed for the prestigious NSW Premier’s Literary Awards in 2018.

Anthony Bertini works in the corporate world and his specific focus is Clean Tech. As a co-founder of 350.orgAustralia, Anthony believes young people are key to reversing climate change and making the future a better place. Anthony’s first book, Things My Pa Told Me, was published by Hardie Grant Egmont/Little Hare and has been translated into several languages and sold over 20,000 copies. Just One Bee is Anthony’s second book with Dirt Lane Press.

Christopher Nielsen is an a-winning Sydney-based illustrator with a love for weathered surfaces and vintage design. He specialises in advertising, editorial, corporate, hand lettering, children’s books, packaging and publishing illustration. His first picture-book with Dirt Lane Press was game-changing The Dream Peddler by Irena Kobald.

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