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Up in the Leaves: The True Story of the Central Park Treehouses Hardcover – Picture Book, March 6, 2018
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“Christoph’s digitally rendered illustrations mimic watercolor, offering beautiful hues and visible, delicate brush strokes. . . . sure to inspire young arborists.” —School Library Journal
About the Author
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 crazy dogs, Owen and Jack.
- Publisher : Sterling Children's Books; Illustrated edition (March 6, 2018)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 40 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1454920718
- ISBN-13 : 978-1454920717
- Reading age : 5 - 8 years
- Lexile measure : AD550L
- Grade level : Kindergarten - 3
- Item Weight : 1.05 pounds
- Dimensions : 11.2 x 0.5 x 8.6 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #205,107 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The text reads like poetry, with lyrical repetitions and rhythms that carry the reader along. Author Shira Boss crafts each line beautifully, making every word count. Teachers will notice how much there is to highlight in Up in the Leaves, beyond just the terrific story. The book is chock-full of lovely figurative language, including metaphors (“Each tree was its own world, every limb an adventure”), similes, personification, and even onomatopoeia (“whoosh, whoosh,” “clang, bang”). Boss's descriptions are beautiful, and they’re joyfully brought to life by illustrator Jamey Christoph. It’s a truly gorgeous looking book. Teachers – and parents – can also explore many important themes through this story: on being yourself, pursuing your dreams, using your imagination, and connecting with nature.
My daughter and I loved discussing this book – even talking about the beautiful language and what makes it so special and fun. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has or works with young children of any age. It is beautifully written, beautifully illustrated, and is such a warm and lovely story. We’ll be enjoying Up in the Leaves in our home for many years to come!