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The Baron in the Trees

The Baron in the Trees

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by Italo Calvino
     
 

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Cosimo, a young eighteenth-century Italian nobleman, rebels by climbing into the trees to remain there for the rest of his life. He adapts efficiently to an arboreal existence and even has love affairs. Translated by Archibald Colquhoun.

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Cosimo, a young eighteenth-century Italian nobleman, rebels by climbing into the trees to remain there for the rest of his life. He adapts efficiently to an arboreal existence and even has love affairs. Translated by Archibald Colquhoun.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156106801
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/28/1977
Series:
Harbrace Paperbound Library
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
312,961
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Meet the Author

ITALO CALVINO’s superb storytelling gifts earned him international renown and a reputation as “one of the world's best fabulists” (New York Times Book Review). He is the author of numerous works of fiction, as well as essays, criticism, and literary anthologies. Born in Cuba in 1923, Calvino was raised in Italy, where he lived most of his life. At the time of his death, in Siena in 1985, he was the most translated contemporary Italian writer.

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The Baron in the Trees 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Rapp_Connor More than 1 year ago
The Baron in the Trees written by the Italian author named Italo Calvino was published in 1957. It is an excellent read for high school students as well as adults. One major reason it is such a great read for teenagers is that they can relate to it. They can relate to the fact that the main character runs away from home to live in the trees. Everyone at some point has run away from home, whether that is actually leaving home for a long period of time or just going out in your front yard and hiding from your parents. The author uses this technique to intrigue kids to read his book because they can relate to it. This book, however, does start out very slow and makes the reader wait quite a bit for excitement to occur. Overall, this book is a great book to read for all ages, however starts out very slowly and could have been more exciting at the start of the novel.
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The 'Baron In The Trees',written by Italo Calvino, is an excellent representation of a young boy's life on the trees. It exquisitely ventures deep down into the adventures Cosimo explores. Each aspect of Cosimo's life brings joy to others. This book is one of Calvino's best and should be read by everyone.