A Good Day for Climbing Trees
by Jaco Jacobs
Sometimes, in the blink of an eye, you do something that changes your life forever.
Like climbing a tree with a girl you don't know.
Marnus is tired of feeling invisible, living in the shadow of his two brothers.
His older brother is good at breaking swimming records and girls’ hearts. His younger brother is already a crafty entrepreneur who has tricked him into doing the dishes all summer.
But when a girl called Leila turns up on their doorstep one morning with a petition, it’s the start of an unexpected adventure.
And finally, Marnus gets the chance to be noticed...
‘An inspiring story, and a really funny one too.’
(Spectator (Books of the Year))
‘The book deftly handles issues around family life, as well as activism, with a light-hearted touch. With lots of humour and a cast of weird but wonderful characters, and Jim Tierney’s modish illustrations, this is the perfect feel-good book from one of South Africa’s top children’s authors.’
'Quirky, charming and very funny, but with a real emotional punch. It is the perfect place to start for someone looking to move on from The Wimpy Kid books.'
(Anthony McGowan, author of The Donut Diaries)
‘Instantly engaging, funny and robust.’