The Better Tree Fort

By: Jessica Scott Kerrin

Illustrator: Qin Leng

A father’s love is worth more than the best tree fort money can buy. Full-color illustrations created with ink, watercolor, and pencil crayon.

ISBN: 9781554988631

JLG Release: Apr 2018


Sensitive Areas: No sensitive areas
Topics: Moving households , Tree forts , Construction , Neighborhoods , Friendship , Fathers and sons

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A new house with a giant maple tree in the backyard can only mean one thing for young Russell: time to build a tree fort. Russell’s father admits, “I don’t know much about building,” but that doesn’t stop the pair. And although the final design is rather simple compared to the boy’s initial plans (gone are the ba A new house with a giant maple tree in the backyard can only mean one thing for young Russell: time to build a tree fort. Russell’s father admits, “I don’t know much about building,” but that doesn’t stop the pair. And although the final design is rather simple compared to the boy’s initial plans (gone are the balcony, slide, and skylight), Russell insists that it is perfect. Later, when a neighbor brings in a construction crew to erect a customized tree fort complete with turrets and slides (this dad “ordered the plans,” but he is nowhere to be seen), it’s impossible not to compare the two. But while the neighbor’s fort is objectively “better,” it’s clear that the time Russell and his father spent together is their fort’s greatest feature. Leng captures their loving relationship in a warm palette of watercolors and inks that is balanced with a generous use of white space, allowing the illustrations to feel full but uncluttered. Kerrin includes subtle moments of humor throughout the story line, as when Russell’s overwhelmed father wanders through the hardware store or scratches his head in bewilderment at the piles of tools and building materials. minh lê

Book Details

ISBN

9781554988631

First Release

April 2018

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

Trim Size

10 1/2" x 7 1/2"

Page Count

32

Accelerated Reader

Level 3.1; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level AD600L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Groundwood

Potentially Sensitive Areas

No sensitive areas

Topics

Moving households, Tree forts, Construction, Neighborhoods, Friendship, Fathers and sons,

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