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In southeastern South Dakota, wild animals begin to stir as day turns to dusk. A curious raccoon emerges from his bed to hunt for food. Tempted by sticky honey oozing from a bees’ nest, the little raccoon find trouble he did not bargain for.

The Raccoon and the Bee Tree combines the traditions of American Indian storytelling and European fables. Written down one hundred years ago by Charles A. Eastman and Elaine Goodale Eastman, The Raccoon and the Bee Tree contains a lesson for children that is still important and relevant in today’s modern society. The book won a Gold Medal from Mom's Choice Awards and a Gold ADDY from the SD Advertising Federation.

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