Loree writes true stories for curious people of all ages. Her books for children have won many accolades, including American Library Association Notable designations, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book Award, an IRA Children’s Book Award, a Green Earth Book Award, and two Science Books & Films (SB&F) Prizes. Her essays for adults have been published in magazines like Yankee and honored in journals like Flyway. Samples of recent publications are shown below, and a more complete body of work can be viewed on the Books and Essays pages of this site.
Beekeeper John Connery has a problem: a colony of honeybees has moved out of their backyard hive box and into his ramshackle garage. With a New England winter on the horizon, the bees aren’t likely to survive if they stay there. But how does one relocate 70,000 honeybees and their honeycomb? Enter Mr. Jon Nelson, bee rescuer. This is one backyard drama you don’t want to miss.
When was the last time you were astonished by a creature you’ve never seen before? I’m talking unable to speak or even to breathe as something unexpected swoops from the deep dark of your own not-knowing and alights, glowing, on your extended finger. My feeling is that it’s been too long. My feeling is that you may need a mercury vapor lamp. [continue reading]