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Publisher's 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

©2017 Lisa Graff (P)2017 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"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)

"Combining over-the-top storytelling with down-home wisdom, this appealing chapter book is easy to booktalk and fun to read." (Booklist)

"In this appealing faux-memoir, [Lisa Graff creates] a vibrant patchwork of personalities that gives voice to the power of friendship." (Publishers Weekly

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Great book

This is a great book to read if you wanna learn about how life can change in ways you might never have thought would go,pls read this book. Such a great book but that's just my opinion.

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Full of Anti-Nuclear Family material

At its core, it’s about parents divorcing and it glorifies the situation the child is in because of the divorce. It also has multiple references to same sex parents. These were added into the story intentionally to promote the idea to children, totally unnecessary.

I don’t recommend letting your children read or listen to this.

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Read with a kid

Great book with wonderful opportunities for meaningful discussion with kids. Fun, entertaining and engaging in content. Lisa Graff is an excellent story teller.

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Started out really great

This book started out exciting and fun, but the last two hours was a bit drug out. Some of the book didn't work so well in audio form such as the reading of the tweets, graphs, long directions for how to make crafts, etc. There are a few plotholes that bothered my kids.

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This book is good

This book is pretty good but not very realistic but it was fun to read

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