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Clan Apis

Author/Illustrator: Jay Hosler

Publisher: Active Synapse

Grade levels: 4–5, 6–8, 9–12

Subject: Science

Special Attractions: Anthropomorphic characters

Synopsis: Clan Apis is the biography of a honey bee named Nyuki. Written and drawn by biologist Jay Hosler, this story explores an elaborate insect society. Nyuki has a lot to learn about life in the hive and not much time to do it. But, with help of her sister Dvorah, a dung beetle named Sisyphus, and a sarcastic flower named Bloomington, she might have a chance to figure it all out.

Awards: 1998 Xeric Award, 3 Eisner Awards (2000: Best Limited Series, Best Title for a Younger Audience & Best Writer/Artist-Humor), 3 Ignatz nominations

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