Up in the Leaves, The True Story of the Central Park Treehouses
by Shira Boss, illustrated by Jamey Christoph
Sterling Children’s Books, 2018
Bob Redman does not like the feel of crowded New York. But he does like climbing lampposts, going up on building roofs and climbing castle walls at the park. And he loves the cool, green, calm park. He soon finds great hiding places up in the trees. One day he builds a small platform in a tree so he can read his books. When his treehouse disappeared, he built a bigger one, then a bigger one, inviting up friends. He built a total of 12 treehouses until, when he became of age, park staff called for him to come down from his treehouse. As they had followed his adventures for years, they asked if he could like to work for the park and take care of the trees. Wonderful story inviting readers to follow their dreams, no matter how tall they become!