The 39-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton – Extract

The 39-Storey Treehouse

CHAPTER 1
THE 39-STOREY TREEHOUSE

The 39 Storey Treehouse extract_Page_01_Image_0001Hi, my name is Andy.

This is my friend Terry.

The 39 Storey Treehouse extract_Page_02_Image_0001We live in a tree.

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Well, when I say ‘tree’, I mean treehouse. And when I say ‘treehouse’, I don’t just mean any old treehouse—I mean a 39-storey treehouse.
(It used to be a 26-storey treehouse, but we’ve added another 13 storeys.)

So what are you
waiting for?
Come on up!

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We’ve added a trampoline (without a net),

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a chocolate waterfall,

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an active (non-erupting) volcano,

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an opera house,

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a baby-dinosaur petting zoo,

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an Andy and Terry’s Believe It … or Else! Museum,

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a boxing elephant called The Trunkinator (he can knock you out with one punch from his mighty trunk),

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a not-very-merry-go-round,

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an X-ray room (where you can see your own skeleton),

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a disco with a light-up dance floor and giant mirror ball,

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a high-tech office with laser-erasers, semi-automatic staple guns and jet-propelled swivel chairs,

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and the world’s scariest rollercoaster (it’s so fast, so dangerous and so terrifying that even dead people are scared to go on it),

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and, as well as all that, there’s a level that is so new that Terry hasn’t even finished it yet … I can’t wait to see what it is!

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As well as being our home, the treehouse is also where we make books together. I write the words and Terry draws the pictures.

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As you can see, we’ve been doing this for quite a while now.

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Sure, it’s easy to get distracted when you live in a 39-storey treehouse … I mean, there’s just so much to do …

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but somehow we always get our book written in the end.

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Excerpted from The 39-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. Text copyright © Backyard Stories Pty Ltd 2013. Illustrations copyright © Terry Denton 2013.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Pan Macmillan Australia solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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