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In the Tree House (Hardback)
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In the Tree House (Hardback)

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Hardback 32 Pages / Published: 05/12/2014
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In this quietly resonant tale, a boy's tree house becomes a symbol of childhood itself. The unnamed boy recalls last summer, when his family moved into a house with a yard and, most important, a tree. He began sketching out spectacular ideas for a tree house, and his big brother joined in, and pretty soon even Dad was excited. Thus, the tree house was built, and once stocked with games and comic books, it was the best summer ever. But things are different now. His big brother has his own friends and doesn't climb the tree anymore. So now I'm the king of the castle, the boy narrates-but he looks rather sad about it. Then a neighbourhood blackout changes the situation for one more perfect night. With the streets plunged into darkness, the big brother comes into the tree house, and the two play games for hours. Petricic's pen-and-inks alternate multiframe pages with spreads that reach across the book's wide length, and feature squiggly-lined characters against dramatic backgrounds (especially during the blackout).

Publisher: Kids Can Press
ISBN: 9781554536351
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 206 x 262 x 1 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
... cheerily illustrated ... this picture book captures ... the thrill of brotherly camaraderie ...--The Wall Street Journal
The powerful story is made more so by the expressive illustrations of masterful Serbian-Canadian artist Du?an Petri?i?.--Quill & Quire
The layout of this small, oblong picture book is attractive, and the story is pleasant.--School Library Journal
Larsen's text is full of delights, simple sensory details that capture a mood. ... To these crisply written words, Petri?i? brings his own rich dimension of narrative and character.--Quill & Quire, Starred Review
Heartfelt and subtle.--Booklist

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