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Who among you, hasn't dreamed of living in a tree house?
What if it was an amazing 13-Storey tree House with a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool, a tank full of man-eating sharks, a giant catapult, a secret underground laboratory and a marshmallow machine that actually follows you around and shoots marshmallows into your mouth whenever you're feeling hungry?
The 13-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton.
Well here's proof, dreams can come true. Coming to the Sydney Opera House [/LINK] is the stage production of the bestselling book, The 13 Storey-Tree House by Australia's most popular children's author, Andy Griffiths, who has been on the New York Times Bestseller List and has won over 50 Children's Choice Awards.
This is the house that Andy and Terry live in together and create the wonderful stories and outrageous nutty adventures they experience, when they should be writing their stories for Mr Big Nose, their publisher. "You will see Terry doing irresponsible things,and Andy jumping up and down trying to get him back on track, which is a highly exaggerated version of real life," says Andy,
"It's very pleasurable," as he remembers the oak tree in the backyard, he and his cousin played in. "You know the real world is way below us. We were involved in whatever game, totally immersed in it; a very joyful kind of experience. I wanted to try and capture that and convey that in an entertaining way, of what it is like writing a book. It is very pleasurable but there are moments of panic and I don't know how we are going to move this story forward, and maybe the book isn't going to work. So Andy and Terry are constantly in that position of wondering whether they are going to get their book written; you have moments of pleasure, mixed with panic, and it's fairly accurate approximation of what you go through when writing a book."