Kaline Klattermaster's Tree House by Haven Kimmel

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Kaline Klattermaster LOVES his mom. ADORES his mom. But his mom can be, well, a bit forgetful sometimes. A bit lax. A bit...CRAZY. For instance, she's a bit crazy when she leaves him in the tub for THREE HOURS. Or gives him a chicken leg for breakfast...or forgets that he needs to go to school. AND he's not completely sure his mother understands how time works.

She's been even a bit MORE CRAZY since his dad left. So it's a very good thing that the folks in Kaline's tree house are not so crazy. They understand him. They don't mind that he sometimes HAS to play his pretend bugle, and, of course, they are FULL of good advice on how to handle bullies.

His mom hints that the tree house is imaginary. Kaline is UNCONVINCED.

The New York Times bestselling author of A Girl Named Zippy is delighted to introduce Kaline Klattermaster, a little boy who understands the importance of a few good friends -- make-believe OR otherwise.
 

About Haven Kimmel

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Haven Kimmel is the author of The Used World, She Got Up Off the Couch, Something Rising (Light and Swift), The Solace of Leaving Early, and A Girl Named Zippy. 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. Peter Brown is the author of Children Make Terrible Pets and the critically acclaimed artist of Chowder and Flight of the Dodo.  He is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasedena, California.  He now lives in Brooklyn, New York.  Visit Peter at www.peterbrownstudio.com.
 
Published March 25, 2010 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 164 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Kaline Klattermaster, fresh out of third grade, is one of those kids who TALKS IN CAPITAL LETTERS, has a crazy mother and moves between his imaginary world and the real world with breathtaking frequency.

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In her children's fiction debut, bestselling novelist Kimmel (A Girl Named Zippy ) creates some memorable moments, especially near the end, when Kaline bonds with Mr. Osiris Putnaminski, his eccentric white-haired neighbor, who looks “like a CRAZY SANTA CLAUS” and provides help when it's needed m...

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Entertainment Weekly

Haven Kimmel brings the same oddball sensibility to third-grader Kaline as she does to characters in her adult novels.

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Common Sense Media

In her attempt to make her characters humorously eccentric and quirky she ends up, apparently accidentally, delineating a family that seems more disabled than eccentric: a father who clearly suffers from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, a mother who is pathologically incapable of dealing with ordin...

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Her characters are great, her style is readable, funny and thoughtful, and her examination of Kaline's amazing inner world is compelling.Reviewed by Sarah Rachel Egelman on February 5, 2008 Kaline Klattermaster's Tree Housewritten by Haven Kimmel, illustrated by Peter Brown View all...

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In her attempt to make her characters humorously eccentric and quirky she ends up, apparently accidentally, delineating a family that seems more disabled than eccentric: a father who clearly suffers from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, a mother who is pathologically incapable of dealing with ordin...

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