The Elephant and the Bee by Jess de Boer

About this item

  • Book title: The Elephant and the Bee
  • Price includes UK postage and packaging fee (Royal Mail 48-hr Tracked)
  • 228 pages
  • Publisher: Jacaranda
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publication date: 1 April 2016
  • Despatch time: 3-5 days
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Beekeeper Jess De Boer's unique story tracks her transition from privileged white African to nomadic world traveller. Funny and extremely well written, this book follows Jess' bizarre and hilarious experiences on her travels, until a strange sequence of events takes her, broken and lost, back to Africa.

On saving the world and other triumphant failures...

As a child, young Kenyan Jess de Boer knew that one day she would save the world. Leaving behind the comfort of home she sets out to make her dream a reality. Many continents, adventures and a few hilarious mishaps later, Jess returns to Africa to dedicate herself to a new passion - beekeeping.

Follow the beautifully illustrated misadventures of a young, modern-day explorer as she tackles the enormous challenges of aid in Africa, environmental concerns and conservation issues - often with humorous and dramatic results.

While saving the world isn't as easy as it seems, we can make a positive change, one little bee at a time!