What's the Name of That Book??? discussion

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message 1: by K (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:46PM) (new)

K | 7 comments Please help! This shouldn't be too hard as I think its a classic children's book..

Its about a boy (I think) who gets transported into a large tree, possibly an Australian species of tree. I remember it as a very calm read and it could well be Australian.

message 2: by Penny (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:46PM) (new)

Penny | 22 comments Are you sure it was a tree? Or could it have been... a giant peach? ("James and the Giant Peach" was a classic by Raold Dahl.)

Good luck tracking it down, in any case.

message 3: by K (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:46PM) (new)

K | 7 comments No, it was a tree, possibly in a park. Maybe a Morton Bay Fig!

It wasn't classic in the Dahl sense, but just very popular. I would say late 1980s-early 1990s.

Thanks for your help!

message 4: by rivka (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:47PM) (new)

rivka | 303 comments I don't suppose it might be this?

message 5: by ABC (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:47PM) (new)

ABC (mary6543) | 13 comments Was it a short story by Australian author Paul Jennings? I remember reading about a boy and two old men who fought and there was a tree. But it was funny, not a calm story.

message 6: by K (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:47PM) (new)

K | 7 comments No, its neither, I'm afraid.

Maybe I am destined to never find it again.

message 7: by Jessica (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:48PM) (new)

Jessica | 28 comments This is probably a stretch, but there is a children's book called Once Under A Cherry Blossom Tree where an old miser swallows a cherry pit and then a tree grows out of his head. There is a big struggle to remove it from his head, and when it's finally yanked out, there is a hole in his head that becomes filled with rainwater and fish, and eventually he turns into a pond with a cherry tree growing alongside. It's got lovely Japanese-style illustrations.

message 8: by K (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:52PM) (new)

K | 7 comments Its Riddle of the Trumpalar.

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