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Up in the Leaves

Written by Shira Boss and illustrated by Jamey Christoph
Published by Sterling
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4.75
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Goodreads Rating - 4.1 / 5.0
$16.95
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Target Age
40
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Picture
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What's Up in the Leaves About

Publisher Summary

Bob does not like the noisy, crowded streets and school hallways of his New York City home, so he decides to build a tree house in the cool, green calm of Central Park. Includes a note about the real Bob Redman.

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The Book Snob Mom
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5.0

A great telling of the true story of a little boy building treehouses in Central Park. The illustrations are great and it’s told in a way that’s engaging and entertaining.

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4.5

I love that this book is based on a true story, and it’s fun that it has an epilogue at the end with a picture of the real Bob. The thing that makes this book are the illustrations!!! They are amazing. I love that this boy persists in building his tree houses and that he finds his escape into nature in Central Park.

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Who Wrote Up in the Leaves

author
Shira Boss

SHIRA BOSS is a writer who lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, three blocks from Central Park. Up in the Leaves is her second book. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Columbia University, including a master’s in Journalism. When her Japanese maple tree needed pruning, several people suggested she call arborist Bob Redman. Now they have two sons, two whippets—and many more trees. Connect with them at shiraboss.com.

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Who Illustrated Up in the Leaves

illustrator
Jamey Christoph

JAMEY CHRISTOPH’s illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and in several award-winning children’s books, including Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America by Carole Boston Weatherford (Albert Whitman). He  works out of his 1920s home in Cleveland Heights, OH, with his dogs, Owen and Jack.

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
1454920718
ISBN 13:
9781454920717
Publication Date:
January 1, 2018