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The Burying Beetle by Ann Kelley

The Burying Beetle

by Ann Kelley

Series: Gussie (1)

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This is a book aimed mainly at children and teens, but as I had bought it I read it anyway. There is no plot, so it won't appeal to anyone who likes constant action. It's more of an exploration of the beauty in nature, the small details that we may miss when we think we have years and years to notice them. The narrator of the story knows her life may well be short as she has a serious heart complaint, and it's good to have an opportunity to see things through her eyes. One I'm looking forward to my children reading. ( )
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Twelve-year-old Gussie was born with a rare, life-threatening heart disease, but it hasn't hampered her curiosity. When she reads about the burying beetle, which has the unusual habit of burying dead birds, mice, and other small animals, by digging away the earth beneath them, it becomes her mission to find one.… (more)

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