[DWJ] Chalice

Jenny Schwartzberg schwartzbergj at newberry.org
Wed Apr 22 12:36:36 EDT 2009

I'll have to reread it for a sense of the psychology.  I collected them 
because they are fun stories and the first edition illustrations are 


Helen Schinske wrote:
> _The Keeper of the Bees_ is one of the books that I always read over 
> and over at my grandmother's house. As with all of Gene Stratton 
> Porter's books, the psychology is a bit creepy here and there (and she 
> throws in weird dietary theories, too -- probably other eccentricities 
> I don't recall at the moment), but it's certainly an interesting 
> story, with a strong sense of place.
> Helen Schinske
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jenny Schwartzberg" 
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>> I don't offhand remember a DWJ reference to telling the bees the 
>> news, but in Elizabeth Goudge's Linnets and Valerians, they do tell 
>> the bees the news, and the 1925 novel, The Keeper of the Bees, by 
>> Gene Stratton-Porter, goes into great detail on bee-keeping and 
>> talking to the bees.  It's also a great story if you can locate a 
>> copy in the UK.
>> Yours,
>> Jenny Schwartzberg
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