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.
Surtsey exploded out of the North Atlantic, just off the coast of Iceland, on November 14, 1963. The entire world watched as volcanoes on the sea floor spewed massive amounts of cinder, ash, and rock into the air, as gravity pulled those materials back down to the sea floor, and as the pile of it grew tall enough, eventually, to breach the ocean’s surface. No one could say if the new island would survive; [continue reading]