Up In the Leaves by Shira Boss
“Bob lived in the big city. The city was very crowded.”
A true story about Bob Redman, a New York City boy who built a series of intricate treehouses hidden in Central Park.
This charming picture book tells the true story of Bob Redman, a child growing up in New York City. Tired of the noise, the people, and the rushing around, Bob took shelter in the natural beauty of Central Park—where he covertly built a series of amazing treehouses, starting with a simple platform and growing more and more elaborate over time. He played cat-and-mouse with the park workers, who kept tearing down his houses, until he was finally caught. But his story ends with a happy surprise . . .