Real Life Tree Houses: Background information when reading Harry's Trees

Summary |  Excerpt |  Reviews |  Beyond the Book |  Readalikes |  Genres & Themes |  Author Bio

Harry's Trees

by Jon Cohen

Harry's Trees by Jon Cohen X
Harry's Trees by Jon Cohen
  • Critics' Opinion:

    Readers' Opinion:

  • First Published:
    Jun 2018, 432 pages
    Paperback:
    Jun 2019, 432 pages

  • Rate this book


Book Reviewed by:
Norah Piehl
Buy This Book

About this Book

Real Life Tree Houses

This article relates to Harry's Trees

Print Review

Unlike Harry in Jon Cohen's Harry's Trees, readers can't stay in the fictional tree house built by Amanda Jeffers's late husband, but there are plenty of other wildly inventive and beautiful tree houses around the world that people can visit, explore - and even sleep in! Here are just a few:

Treehouse PointJust twenty miles outside Seattle, in Fall City, Washington, is Treehouse Point, an eco-resort with a mini-village of six unique tree houses deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest. The resort's owner is a tree house consultant who also teaches courses on how to build tree houses.

The TreehotelThe TreeHotel in Sweden takes a modern approach to tree house construction, with tree houses that resemble a mirrored cube, a floating box, a bird's nest, and even a UFO.

Wild WalkYou can't sleep over (too bad!), but the Wild Walk near Lake Placid in New York offers visitors a trail of bridges and platforms that travel across, and in some cases, through, the trees in the Adirondack forest canopy. With an enormous spider's web and bird's nest, plus a massive tree house, the Wild Walk is also accessible by visitors in wheelchairs.

Nature ObservatorioIn Costa Rica, you can really get a bird's eye view of nature at Nature Observatorio, which offers an immersive experience in a wildlife refuge, complete with being hoisted 80 feet in the air in a harness to a treetop home outfitted with hammocks. Meals are delivered by basket!

Bisate LodgeAnd if money is no object, you can sleep in a tree house in the middle of a volcano in Rwanda. Bisate Lodge offers eco-conscious villas crafted from local materials, complete with views not only of the surrounding mountains but of the mountain gorillas that live there.

Article by Norah Piehl

This "beyond the book article" relates to Harry's Trees. It first ran in the August 29, 2018 issue of BookBrowse Recommends.

This review is available to non-members for a limited time. For full access become a member today.
Membership Advantages
  • Reviews
  • "Beyond the Book" backstories
  • Free books to read and review (US only)
  • Find books by time period, setting & theme
  • Read-alike suggestions by book and author
  • Book club discussions
  • and much more!
  • Just $10 for 3 months or $35 for a year
  • More about membership!

Editor's Choice

  • Book Jacket: Fake Like Me
    Fake Like Me
    by Barbara Bourland
    After years of trying to make it as a painter in New York City, the unnamed narrator of Fake Like Me...
  • Book Jacket: Hungry
    Hungry
    by Jeff Gordinier
    Noma, René Redzepi's restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark, has widely been considered among the ...
  • Book Jacket: With the Fire on High
    With the Fire on High
    by Elizabeth Acevedo
    From Like Water for Chocolate to Ratatouille, writers have recognized the power ...
  • Book Jacket: Lanny
    Lanny
    by Max Porter
    At once beautifully poignant and hauntingly grotesque, Max Porter's Lanny is like an unexpected ...

Readers Recommend

  • Book Jacket

    Beirut Hellfire Society
    by Rawi Hage

    A searing and visionary novel set in 1970s Beirut that asks what it means to live through war.
    Reader Reviews

Book Club
Book Jacket
The Guest Book
by Sarah Blake

"An American epic in the truest sense…"
Entertainment Weekly

About the book
Join the discussion!
Win this book!
Win In the Full Light of the Sun

New from Clare Clark!

"Evocative prose and excellent pacing make this fine historical a must-read for art history buffs."
- Publishers Weekly

Enter

Word Play

Solve this clue:

A A A Day K T D A

and be entered to win..

Books that     
entertain,
     engage

 & enlighten

Visitors can view some of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only.

Join Today!

Your guide toexceptional          books

BookBrowse seeks out and recommends the best in contemporary fiction and nonfiction—books that not only engage and entertain but also deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.