Boss, Shira

Up in the Leaves: The True Story of the Central Park Treehouses

(3) K-3 Illustrated by Jamey Christoph. Manhattan child Bob builds a treehouse in Central Park. When the city dismantles it, he builds another, and so on until as a man he's confronted by a park employee...who offers him a job caring for the trees. Inspired by true events, the story is placidly told, and the art gives the city an alluring serenity. Includes an epilogue about real arborist Bob Redman.


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