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June 24, 2013

Move over, Swiss Family Robinson!

By Andy Griffiths
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Have you ever dreamed of living in a treehouse? Terry and Andy live in a towering treehouse beyond anything I ever imagined spending a night in. This amazing home has everything two boys could need: A secret lab, a see-through swimming pool, a giant catapult and a lemonade fountain are just a few of the surprises.

Terry and Andy work as a team to make books for their publisher, Mr. Big Nose—Terry as author and Andy as illustrator. But with all of the fascinating distractions of the treehouse, they have missed the deadline for their next book. While waiting for inspiration, the boys run into every imaginable—and unimaginable—situation, from sea monsters and mermaids to an out-of-control marshmallow shooter. Along the way, each will learn lessons in friendship and responsibility.

Australians Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton, who collaborated on such previous hits as Killer Koalas from Outer Space, star as their younger selves in this clever and entertaining romp. Denton’s black-and-white illustrations, filled with expression and imaginative detail, will draw in even the most reluctant reader. From monkey poop to a burping contest, there’s also plenty of guy humor woven into the story.

In The 13-Story Treehouse, the first in a new series, young readers will find themselves giggling at the crazy antics of Terry and Andy—and undoubtedly dreaming of a treehouse all their own.

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The 13-Story Treehouse

The 13-Story Treehouse

By Andy Griffiths
Feiwel & Friends
ISBN 9781250026903

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