Maya the Bee
Maya the Bee begins with Maya’s first moments of life in a busy beehive. Shortly after Maya is born, her teacher, Cassandra, explains the importance of gathering honey and of doing as one is told. Moved by Maya’s innocence, Cassandra also tells the young bee about the wonders and dangers that await her in the world outside. These include beetles, spiders, hornets, the wind, and the white-throated sparrow, whose purportedly beautiful song Cassandra has only ever dreamed of hearing.