The Great Treehouse War by Lisa Graff audiobook

The Great Treehouse War

By  Lisa Graff
Read by Ariana Delawari  and  a full cast

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Kids vs. parents! An epic treehouse sleepover! An awesome group of friends! An exciting new book from National Book Award finalist Lisa Graff. Winnie's last day of fourth grade ended with a pretty life-changing surprise. That was the day Winnie’s parents got divorced, the day they decided that Winnie would live three days a week with each of them and spend Wednesdays by herself in a treehouse smack between their houses, to divide her time perfectly evenly between them. It was the day Winnie’s seed of frustration with her parents was planted, a seed that grew and grew until it felt like it was as big as a tree itself. By the end of fifth grade, Winnie decides that the only way to change things is to barricade herself in her treehouse until her parents come to their senses—and her friends decide to join her. It’s kids versus grown-ups, and no one wants to back down first. But with ten kids in one treehouse, all with their own demands, Winnie discovers that things can get pretty complicated pretty fast! Even if they are having the most epic slumber party ever. In the newest novel by beloved National Book Award finalist Lisa Graff, kids have turned the tables on their parents, and all the rules have been tossed out the window. But does Winnie have what it takes to hold her ground and keep everyone happy? This story, with a pitch-perfect middle grade voice and zany yet poignant situation, is perfect for fans of Sharon Creech, Louis Sachar, and Jack Gantos. Featuring Ariana Delawari as Winnie, alongside a full cast of narrators: Michael Crouch, as Lyle Robbie Daymond, as Joey Lauren Fortgang, as Jolee Felicia Leicht, as Tabitha Sunil Malhotra, as Aayush Kathleen McInerney, as Greta Cassandra Morris, as Squizzy Tara Sands, as Brogan and Logan and also featuring an ensemble cast Praise for Lisa Graff's novels: Lost in the Sun * "Graff writes with stunning insight [and] consistently demonstrates why character-driven novels can live from generation to generation."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "Weighty matters deftly handled with humor and grace will give this book wide appeal."—School Library Journal, starred review * "Characterization is thoughtful."—BCCB, starred review Absolutely Almost * "A perfect book to share with struggling readers."—Booklist, starred review * "Achingly superb, Albie’s story shines."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "Graff’s...gentle story invokes evergreen themes of coming to appreciate one’s strengths (and weaknesses), and stands out for its thoughtful, moving portrait of a boy who learns to keep moving forward, taking on the world at his own speed."—Publishers Weekly, starred review A Tangle of Knots “Lisa Graff has created a beautiful world of deliciously interconnected stories that draw you in.”—Entertainment Weekly, A- * “Subtle and intricate, rich with humor and insight, this quietly magical adventure delights.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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Summary

Summary

Kids vs. parents! An epic treehouse sleepover! An awesome group of friends! An exciting new book from National Book Award finalist Lisa Graff.

Winnie's last day of fourth grade ended with a pretty life-changing surprise. That was the day Winnie’s parents got divorced, the day they decided that Winnie would live three days a week with each of them and spend Wednesdays by herself in a treehouse smack between their houses, to divide her time perfectly evenly between them. It was the day Winnie’s seed of frustration with her parents was planted, a seed that grew and grew until it felt like it was as big as a tree itself.

By the end of fifth grade, Winnie decides that the only way to change things is to barricade herself in her treehouse until her parents come to their senses—and her friends decide to join her. It’s kids versus grown-ups, and no one wants to back down first. But with ten kids in one treehouse, all with their own demands, Winnie discovers that things can get pretty complicated pretty fast! Even if they are having the most epic slumber party ever.

In the newest novel by beloved National Book Award finalist Lisa Graff, kids have turned the tables on their parents, and all the rules have been tossed out the window. But does Winnie have what it takes to hold her ground and keep everyone happy?

This story, with a pitch-perfect middle grade voice and zany yet poignant situation, is perfect for fans of Sharon Creech, Louis Sachar, and Jack Gantos.

Featuring Ariana Delawari as Winnie, alongside a full cast of narrators:
Michael Crouch, as Lyle
Robbie Daymond, as Joey
Lauren Fortgang, as Jolee
Felicia Leicht, as Tabitha
Sunil Malhotra, as Aayush
Kathleen McInerney, as Greta
Cassandra Morris, as Squizzy
Tara Sands, as Brogan and Logan
and also featuring an ensemble cast

Praise for Lisa Graff's novels:

Lost in the Sun

* "Graff writes with stunning insight [and] consistently demonstrates why character-driven novels can live from generation to generation."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Weighty matters deftly handled with humor and grace will give this book wide appeal."—School Library Journal, starred review

* "Characterization is thoughtful."—BCCB, starred review

Absolutely Almost


* "A perfect book to share with struggling readers."—Booklist, starred review

* "Achingly superb, Albie’s story shines."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Graff’s...gentle story invokes evergreen themes of coming to appreciate one’s strengths (and weaknesses), and stands out for its thoughtful, moving portrait of a boy who learns to keep moving forward, taking on the world at his own speed."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

A Tangle of Knots

“Lisa Graff has created a beautiful world of deliciously interconnected stories that draw you in.”—Entertainment Weekly, A-

* “Subtle and intricate, rich with humor and insight, this quietly magical adventure delights.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Lately the patrons of my school library have been asking, “Do you have any books like Wonder by R.J. Palacio?” and now I have the perfect offering. BookPage 
Maybe the wonder of Absolutely Almost is that it’s willing to give us an almost unheard of hero. Betsy Bird, Fuse #8 Blog
* "Graff’s...gentle story invokes evergreen themes of coming to appreciate one’s strengths (and weaknesses), and stands out for its thoughtful, moving portrait of a boy who learns to keep moving forward, taking on the world at his own speed. Publishers Weekly, *STARRED REVIEW*
* "Achingly superb, Albie’s story shines. Kirkus Reviews, *STARRED REVIEW*
Absolutely Almost * "Albie comes through significant emotional hardship to a genuine sense of self-worth. School Library Journal, *STARRED REVIEW*
* "A perfect book to share with struggling readers. Booklist, *STARRED REVIEW*
Graff...again draws on her ability to create rich lifeworlds for her characters to present a boy who is gifted in many ways....[T]his is a sharp portrait of an outsider’s inner perspective, and Albie’s coming to terms with himself will be cheered by many. BCCB Reviews 
A Clatter of Jars:
* “Subtle and intricate, rich with humor and insight, this quietly magical adventure delights. Kirkus Reviews *STARRED REVIEW*
* “Combining the literary sensibility of E. B. White with the insouciance of Louis Sachar, Graff has written a tangle that should satisfy readers for years to come. Booklist *STARRED REVIEW*
Lisa Graff has created a beautiful world of deliciously interconnected stories that draw you in. Abby West, Entertainment Weekly, A-
Graff’s prose and plot construction is as pleasing as ever, and A Clatter of Jars will appeal to a wide range of readers. BookpageA Tangle of Knots
Graff is a master of the magical realism genre, and this offering is worthy of a spot in any middle grade collection. School Library Journal
Graff’s vivid character development and world building makes for tight plotting and nicely negotiable complexity. A great fit for fans of Louis Sachar’s Holes. Booklist
Lisa Graff crafts a compelling story about a boy touched with tragedy and the world of people he cares about. And like all the best stories, it ends at a new beginning. Richard Peck, author of A Year Down Yonder
This is a novel that speaks powerfully, honestly, almost shockingly about our human pain and our human redemption. This book will change you. Gary Schmidt, author of The Wednesday Wars
In this appealing faux-memoir, [Lisa Graff creates] a vibrant patchwork of personalities that gives voice to the power of friendship. Publishers Weekly
Combining over-the-top storytelling with down-home wisdom, this appealing chapter book is easy to booktalk and fun to read. Booklist
It’s kids vs. parents in epic fashion, and Graff’s not-quite-fantasy world is every kid’s dream....Graff’s whimsical, original work is a breath of fresh air. A strong addition to any middle grade collection. School Library Journal
“It’s a good-natured satire of helicopter parenting and a celebration of child ingenuity, but mostly it’s all about what fun it is to live in a tree.” Horn Book Guide
Lost in the Sun
It’s a good-natured satire of helicopter parenting and a celebration of child ingenuity, but mostly it’s all about what fun it is to live in a tree. Horn Book
* "Graff writes with stunning insight [and] consistently demonstrates why character-driven novels can live from generation to generation. Kirkus Reviews *STARRED REVIEW*
* "Characterization is thoughtful. BCCB *STARRED REVIEW*
* "[A]n ambitious and gracefully executed story. Publishers Weekly *STARRED REVIEW*
* "Weighty matters deftly handled with humor and grace will give this book wide appeal. School Library Journal *STARRED REVIEW*
* "Graff creates layered, vulnerable characters that are worth getting to know. Booklist *STARRED REVIEW*
“[An] appealing faux-memoir…[with] a vibrant patchwork of personalities that gives voice to the power of friendship.” Publishers Weekly
“Graff’s not-quite-fantasy world is every kid’s dream…Graff’s whimsical, original work is a breath of fresh air. A strong addition to any middle grade collection.” School Library Journal
“Combining over-the-top storytelling with down-home wisdom, this appealing chapter book is easy to booktalk and fun to read.” Booklist
“As narrator Ariana Delawari portrays fifth-grader Winnie, other voices join in and express the playfulness of this story…Delawari makes Winnie’s mounting frustration clear…Multiple voices chime in as Winnie’s nine classmates…The additional voices are a great way to represent the children’s diversity…[and] the story’s many forms of communication—from sticky notes to newspaper articles.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Lisa Graff

Author Bio: Lisa Graff

Lisa Graff is the critically acclaimed and award-winning author of the National Book Award nominee A Tangle of Knots, as well as Lost in the Sun, Absolutely Almost, Double Dog Dare, Umbrella Summer, The Life and Crimes of Bernetta Wallflower, The Thing about Georgie, and Sophie Simon Solves Them All.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Runtime: 4.21
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English