Tulip the watering fairy and her best friend Lupin, a honey-making dog-bee, cultivate their fields and make delicious honey. When Lupin grows old and dies, Tulip is bereft. After a long journey, and the help of a river, the sea, and a friendly tortoise, Tulip is finally ready to start living again. When she returns home, a puppy-bee is waiting for her; eager for his turn in the field. This sensitive, beautifully illustrated story never minimizes the loss of a loved one, but shows that with time, a person can continue not only to live, but can find a new way to enjoy life.