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Emma Bee

ISBN: 9781592988167
Binding: Hardcover
Author: Pamela Fish Carlson
Illustrator: Tessa Carlson
Pages: 32
Trim: 8.5 x 11 inches
Published: 4/9/2019

Emma Bee is thrilled to leave the hive and collect pollen and nectar for the first time.

Along the way she makes friends and finds beautiful flowers. But when she flies past Mrs. Muggin’s garden—where all the flowers look the same—she discovers not everyone wants to be her friend, and some flowers lead her into trouble!


Pamela Fish Carlson is an award-winning longtime broadcast journalist in Duluth. She currently works as a producer at Minnesota Public Television station WDSE • WRPT, where she hosts and produces an educational gardening program. She gardens for pollinators and for pleasure at her home in Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin.

Tessa Carlson is a Duluth-born artist and illustrator who received her BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Minnesota. Now living and working in the Twin Cities, Tessa paints nature through a lens of magical, childlike wonder. Through her acrylic and oil paint and mixed media, her bright, highly textural work creates a fusion between the beauty of the natural world and of the imagination. For more of her work, visit