Synopses & Reviews
Itand#8217;s easy to understand why wiggly Kaline Klattermaster wants to squirm away from his life: Already struggling with his inability to sit still or stay quiet, now his dad is gone and his mom wonand#8217;t say where. To escape the chaotic world of his motherand#8217;s reign, Kaline thinks up a perfect hiding placeand#8212;an imaginary tree house complete with 100 puppies and two older brothers who give him advice. Like Joey Pigza in Jack Gantoand#8217;s bestselling novels, Kaline has ADHD, making him all the more relatable to young readers, who will empathize with and cheer for him as Kaline finds the courage to leave the tree and face the real world.
"'Oh,' said Mr. P., 'imagination is a very perfect thing indeed.' And Kaline Klattermaster, a third grader and Mr. P.'s neighbor, has a whole lot of that. Kaline is the kid who colors outside the line. Way outside! Kaline Klattermaster's Tree House is about the rich inner life of the creative mind. Haven Kimmel, in her unmistakable style, takes you on a hilarious ride. I loved it." - Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Kaline Klattermaster's Tree House is like Joey Pigza five years younger...with an even more fantastical imagination
The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "A Girl Named Zippy" introduces Kaline Klattermaster, a little boy who understands the importance of a few good friends--make-believe or otherwise. Children . . . will find a hero as wild and engaging as Joey Pigza.--"Booklist." Illustrations.
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Haven Kimmelandlt;/bandgt; is the author of andlt;Iandgt;The Used Worldandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;She Got Up Off the Couchandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;Something Rising (Light and Swift)andlt;/iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;The Solace of Leaving Earlyandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;Iandgt;A Girl Named Zippyandlt;/iandgt;. She studied English and creative writing at Ball State University and North Carolina State University and attended seminary at the Earlham School of Religion. She lives in Durham, N.C.andlt;Bandgt;Peter Brown andlt;/Bandgt;is the author of andlt;iandgt;Children Make Terrible Pets andlt;/iandgt;and the critically acclaimed artist of andlt;iandgt;Chowderandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Flight of the Dodo.andlt;/iandgt; He is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasedena, California, and he lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit Peter at PeterBrownStudio.com.