Book Reviews of Kaline Klattermaster's Tree House

Kaline Klattermaster's Tree House
Kaline Klattermaster's Tree House
Author: Haven Kimmel
ISBN-13: 9780689874024
ISBN-10: 0689874022
Publication Date: 2/5/2008
Pages: 160
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Atheneum
Book Type: Hardcover
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Reviewed by Allison Fraclose for TeensReadToo.com

For third-grader Kaline Klattermaster (who is small for his age and started school early besides), life is full of rules:

1. Do not walk on grass!
2. The chair is not a jungle gym.
3. Placemats on the kitchen table must be exactly two inches apart.
4. Your stuffed dog is not real (even though it's sitting right there).

How he would love to dig in the grass, and how on earth is he supposed to sit still when he's not allowed to talk at the table? Usually, when Kaline ends up sitting upside down, his father goes to the garage for alone time.

Now that Kaline's dad has left, that leaves only Kaline's crazy mom to set the timer on his bath (which she doesn't), and take him to school (which sometimes doesn't happen). It's up to Kaline to take care of things himself until his father gets home, but even he can't handle it himself.

Luckily, he finds aide in the mysterious neighbor, Mr. P, Mr. P's dog, Maestro, and Kaline's two older brothers (who also happen to be in third grade, and who live in a giant tree house with 100 puppies).

Intended for younger readers, I found this book highly enjoyable, fast-paced, and a little crazy, which I think is how it's meant to be.
reviewed Kaline Klattermaster's Tree House on + 7145 more book reviews
Reviewed by Allison Fraclose for TeensReadToo.com

For third-grader Kaline Klattermaster (who is small for his age and started school early besides), life is full of rules:

1. Do not walk on grass!
2. The chair is not a jungle gym.
3. Placemats on the kitchen table must be exactly two inches apart.
4. Your stuffed dog is not real (even though it's sitting right there).

How he would love to dig in the grass, and how on earth is he supposed to sit still when he's not allowed to talk at the table? Usually, when Kaline ends up sitting upside down, his father goes to the garage for alone time.

Now that Kaline's dad has left, that leaves only Kaline's crazy mom to set the timer on his bath (which she doesn't), and take him to school (which sometimes doesn't happen). It's up to Kaline to take care of things himself until his father gets home, but even he can't handle it himself.

Luckily, he finds aide in the mysterious neighbor, Mr. P, Mr. P's dog, Maestro, and Kaline's two older brothers (who also happen to be in third grade, and who live in a giant tree house with 100 puppies).

Intended for younger readers, I found this book highly enjoyable, fast-paced, and a little crazy, which I think is how it's meant to be.