The Beejum Book, by Alice O. HowellSteiner Books
The Beejum Book offers a journey into a world of fantasy that, deep down, each of us knows and longs for. It tells the story of Teak, a child living abroad between the two World Wars. Teak's mother tells her not to worry about being left alone, because every night, when she goes to sleep, they can meet in Beejumstan.Teak's travels to this magical realm bring her face to face with Lonesome, a well-attired rabbit and Beejumstan's 'ambassador without portfolio'; Figg Newton, the alchemist; the witches Rudintruda and Idy Fix; Gezeebius, the Wise Old Man; and many other fascinating characters.Alice O. Howell is a wise woman who can present deep truths in simple and engaging ways.Through this enchanting tale, she suggests that within us are many worlds as real and compel-ling as the one we know outside. Delightfully told and charmingly illustrated, The Beejum Book offers seekers of all ages a beautiful way of imbibing wisdom.