Columbus: Shira Boss reads from Up in the Leaves
Come to Book Culture on Columbus for a special storytime featuring Shira Boss, author of Up in the Leaves: The True Story of the Central Park Treehouses on Saturday, March 17th at 11:00am!
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 . . .
Shira Boss lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, three blocks from Central Park. Up In The Leaves is her second book. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Columbia University, including a master’s in journalism. When her Japanese maple tree needed pruning, several people suggested she call arborist Bob Redman. He said it was the smallest tree he has ever worked on (about four feet high, in a pot). Now they have two sons, two whippets – and many more trees. Visit her online at ShiraBoss.com.