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The 13-storey treehouse

The 13-storey treehouse

Griffiths, Andy, 1961- author; Denton, Terry, illustrator

Andy and Terry live in the world's best treehouse! It's got a giant catapult, a secret underground laboratory, a tank of man-eating sharks and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and shoots marshmallows into your mouth whenever you're hungry! Just watch out for the sea monkeys, and the monkeys pretending to be sea monkeys, and the giant mutant mermaid sea monster ... oh, and, whatever you do, don't get trapped in a burp-gas-filled bubble!

Book. English. Humorous stories. Children's stories. Fiction 7+. Humorous.
Published London: Macmillan Children's Books, 2015
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Andy Griffiths ; illustrated by Terry Denton
ISBN: 1447279786, 9781447279785
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Originally published: Australia: Pan Macmillan Australia, 2011.
Physical Description: 238 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Thirteen-storey treehouse

Author note

Andy Griffiths is Terry's best mate. He is also Australia's number one children's author! His books, including his popular Treehouse series, have been hugely successful internationally, winning awards and becoming bestsellers in the UK and the USA as well as in his homeland, Australia. The fourth Treehouse book, The 52-Storey Treehouse, won the Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year prize, the first children's book to ever do so. Andy thrives on having an audience: he has worked as a high-school teacher, been the lead singer in a rock band and a stand-up comedian. He is a passionate advocate for literacy, has two daughters and lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Terry Denton is Andy's best mate. He is also a bestselling and award-winning writer and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. Among other things, he worked on the Horrible Science series for Scholastic UK. He lives by the beach with his wife and three kids.

Reviews

Longtime collaborators Griffiths and Denton (Killer Koalas from Outer Space) get metafictional in their latest book (first published in Australia), and the result is anarchic absurdity at its best... Denton's manic cartooning captures every twist and turn in hilarious detail, as babies are pelted with garbage, yapping dogs squashed, and monkeys catapulted into the distance. A sequel was published last year in Australia and can't arrive soon enough.
Publishers Weekly||With its slapstick humour, brilliant absurdities and some bonus puzzles to solve at the back of the book, The 13-Storey Treehouse is the best 'tall story' you'll read this year!
Lancashire Evening Post||Longtime collaborators Griffiths and Denton (Killer Koalas from Outer Space) get metafictional in their latest book (first published in Australia), and the result is anarchic absurdity at its best... Denton's manic cartooning captures every twist and turn in hilarious detail, as babies are pelted with garbage, yapping dogs squashed, and monkeys catapulted into the distance. A sequel was published last year in Australia and can't arrive soon enough.
Publishers Weekly||Full of crazy, funny pictures, which will make you laugh . . . Extremely enjoyable, very funny and easy to read!
Guardian.com||Especially good for reluctant readers as it is heavily illustrated and VERY funny . . . This really is the coolest treehouse ever!
Angels & Urchins||Packed with cartoons and craziness
Sunday Express