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The Man With Bees in His Beard

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Chatwin is thrilled to announce the forthcoming publication of Brian Dempsey’s The Man With Bees in His Beard, a beautiful and transformative picture book for children of all ages. The special hardcover limited edition, with an original signed print, is available now. The paperback trade edition will be published February 2019, and we are now accepting advance orders.

For parents and grandparents, The Man With Bees in His Beard is that special reading-time book that helps children dial down from the screen-based day into quiet mindfulness. This is a book to bring generations together, a book to foster quality time and build shared memories.

For schools, The Man With Bees in His Beard is a beautifully illustrated read-along book, useful for children learning figurative language, and teaches respect for both people and nature. This is a work of quiet, peaceful power, imbued with mindfulness and presence.

32 pages, 8.5 x 9”
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-63398-058-7, will be published February 2019.

Special deluxe signed hardcover ISBN 978-1-63398-056-3, is available now. Each copy of the hardcover edition includes an original giclée print on German etching paper, signed and numbered by the artist in an edition of only 150 copies. These special hardcovers are hand-bound in gold-flecked silk by the Campbell-Logan Bindery.

The man with bees in his beard
did not wish for a large house
or the weight of money in his pocket
or even the company of others. 

He lived for the soft wind
a path beneath his feet
and the hum of nothing
when everything is quiet...

So begins this enchanting and meditative tale by masterful storyteller Brian Dempsey.

Weaving lyrical narrative with lush and dream-like illustrations, this is a perfect bedtime book to share with the young ones in your life, or anyone who loves the soft wind, and the hum of nothing when everything is quiet.

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