Excellent, Preschool, Primary, Family Move, New House, Imagination, New Friend, Treehouses
Cornelia did not want to move into a strange new house. Unable to listen to Cornelia’s complaining while they unpack, her parents suggest that she go outside. Grudgingly, Cornelia leads her small dog on a walk in the surrounding forest, where she finds a ladder that seems to stretch hundreds of feet into the treetops. Here she meets a boy, Fredrik, who is an inventor of a complex network of treehouses and, most ingenious of all, a jungle machine that transforms the ordinary forest into a larger-than-life jungle playground. Together they have an afternoon of adventures, and Cornelia’s new neighborhood no longer looks so bleak.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Cornelia and the Jungle Machine,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 41:
6, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol41/iss6/5