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Kaline Klattermaster's Tree House    by Haven Kimmel & Peter Brown order for
Kaline Klattermaster's Tree House
by Haven Kimmel
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Atheneum, 2010 (2008)
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* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

My dad has sort of gone missing but no one seems to be too concerned about the situation. When I asked my mom, 'Do you happen to know where Dad is?', her reply was, 'Not around here, that's for sure.'

Now, I ask you, is that any kind of answer to give an impressionable kid who worries a lot? And, that's not the only problem I'm dealing with right now. At school my bullying classmates refer to me as being as dumb as 'a box of dead frogs'.

I'd tell my mom, but she's rather distracted right now. At least that's the excuse I use for her behavior when she forgets to wake me up for school or when she slaps a chicken leg in front of me for breakfast!

Oh, did I mention I also have ADHD which sort of makes me kind of squirmy, if you know what I mean? Given all this stuff going on in my life, you may not be surprised to hear I have created an imaginary tree house for myself. It is the perfect hiding place and in it I have a hundred puppies and two older brothers. I like having older brothers because they offer me advice.

My story is kind of funny and also a little sad, but it is one I think you'll enjoy, especially if you are in grade two or three and can read now.

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