The Baron in the Trees

The Baron in the Trees


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The Baron in the Trees 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
technodiabla on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really loved this story. The first half perfectly captured the imagination and spirit of youth. I can't imagine anyone could read it and not want to go live in the trees at least a little bit. I was thinking it would be the perfect book for a 10-14 year old, but the last half of the book was a bit more mature in both theme and style. (Interesting change in in Calvino's style as Cosimo matures and ages). The story is such an interesting depiction of life's stages and moods, and despite the fact that the premise is totally bizarre the reader can completely relate to Cosimo.
weeksj10 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The amazing story of a young Baron who rebels, runs away to live in the trees and never comes down. Beautiful writing as all Calvino is and truly interesting and original story. Imagine trying to live in the trees for decades. Calvino shows us the growing of a boy into a young man into an old man in a creative and reflective way. Its great.
clfisha on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cosimo (an 18th century Italian noble) climbs a tree out of teenage pique and decides never to come down. His life; his romances, battles, friendships and education are all carried out in the tree tops. So he woos the love of his life, hunts ravenous wolves, frights pirates, befriends the lowly bandits, takes tea with arboreal nobles and ponders his philosophy all high above the earth.It is one of the more straighter stories of Calvino¿s but doesn¿t suffer from this. The book manages to encompass the whole sweeping events of his life with a deft touch taking judicious turns to be light hearted, then thoughtful or just tense. All humanity is covered and whilst elevating Cosimo Calvino manages to concentrate on all our everyday dramas as well on philosophy and society as a whole.Simply enjoy its oddity or ponder its questions this is a delightful read and one I recommend to everyone.
gazzy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An imaginative adventure set in the age of enlightenment where a young baron redefines his life.
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.