The Baron in the Trees- BOOKRING

by Italo Calvino | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0156106809 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingkatayounwing of Tehran, Tehran Iran on 6/2/2003
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingkatayounwing from Tehran, Tehran Iran on Monday, June 2, 2003
from back cover:
Cosimo, a young italian nobleman of eigtheenth century, rebels against parental authorityby climbing into trees and remaining there for the rest of his life. He adapts efficiently to an arboreal existence - hunts, sows crops, plays games with earthbound friends, fights forest fires, solves engineering problems, and even manages to have love affairs. From his perch in the trees, Cosimo sees the age of Voltaire pass by and a new century dawn.

Journal Entry 2 by wingkatayounwing from Tehran, Tehran Iran on Monday, August 4, 2003
i'm starting a bookring on this book!!!! (it's so exciting this being my first :)). the instrustions i picked up and if you wanna change them let me know, though they sound pretty good huh?
enjoy the book and i look forward to reading all your comments.


1. First of all, as soon as the book arrives, please make a journal entry to show it has arrived safely.
2. PM the person next in line in order to obtain his/her mailing address and to find out if he/she is prepared to receive the book in the near future. If the person is going away on vacation, please PM me and I will move him/her down the line (suggestions welcome).
3. After reading the book, make another entry and add your comments as you like, please do!
4. Make release note and mail the book to the next reader

AND just one more addition to the ring conditions:

PLEASE, please, do a new journal every 30-35 days so that we know what the status of the book is and well let us know if you want to keep the book more than 3 months, thanks all.

Journal Entry 3 by wingkatayounwing from Tehran, Tehran Iran on Monday, August 4, 2003
the list is:
1. kangaroo - England
2. MrBones - Germany
3. letra - Protugal
4. MalachiConstant - U.S.
5. amynsperry-
6. Hero - Ireland
7. DeerSkin - U.K.
8. back to me- Iran
i'm gonna update this as we go along to show where the book is

Journal Entry 4 by kangaroo from Barnet, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, August 18, 2003
Fantastic. At the beginning you're slightly sceptical - a baron that lives in the trees? - but once you suspend reality, it's magic.

I loved it. (Sorry, reviews aren't my strong point, and anyway I don't want to give too much away!)

Went in the post to MrBones yesterday. I hope it gets there safely.

2nd September 2003.

Journal Entry 5 by MrBones from Regensburg, Bayern Germany on Sunday, September 7, 2003
This book arrived safely in Regensburg on Friday (9/5/03). I´ve spent most of the weekend reading and am almost done. What a wonderful little book it is!
But I´ll better wait with praise until I´ve finished it. Maybe it turns out to have a really bad ending. I doubt it, though! ;-)
Thanks to katayoun for starting this bookring and of course to kangaroo for sending it to me.

Journal Entry 6 by MrBones from Regensburg, Bayern Germany on Tuesday, September 9, 2003
What can I say? It´s been my first Calvino book and I absolutely loved it! Got to get more of this stuff!
It reminded me a little of Coelho´s Alchemist; poetic, witty, wise and an absolute fascinating and adorable main character. Plus it´s brilliantly written. A fairy tale for grown ups.

I´ll hopefully manage to send it on tomorrow to letra in Portugal.
Regensburg, 9th of September

Journal Entry 7 by letra on Tuesday, September 16, 2003
Just got the book. Thanks for the nice postcard and packaging. I'll read it as soon as I'm through with Harry Potter 5.

Journal Entry 8 by letra on Saturday, November 1, 2003
This he understood: that association renders men stronger and brings out each person's best gifts, and gives a joy which is rarely to be had by keeping to oneself, the joy of realizing how many honest decent capable people there are for whom it is worth giving one's best

The Baron in the Trees is so far the most beautiful book I read this year. Like others have said, it's almost like a fairy tale.

I'm really sorry to have kept it for so long, but i had a very busy month with little time for reading.
Thanks Katayoun for sharing and MrBones for mailing.

But he would continuously change them around, according to his studies and tastes of the moment, for he considered books as rather like birds and it saddened him to see them caged or still.

[november 3rd: i've just mailed the book to MalachiConstant. Enjoy the envelope and stamps!]

Journal Entry 9 by MalachiConstant on Tuesday, December 23, 2003
Received in a book ring a couple of week ago, but just now getting around to journalling it. I plan to finish it this week

Journal Entry 10 by amynsperry from Tulsa, Oklahoma USA on Friday, March 19, 2004
I was excited to get this after reading another Italo Calvino book, If on a winter's night a traveler, recently. I've got a few books ahead of it, so it may be a couple of months before I get it read.

Journal Entry 11 by amynsperry from Tulsa, Oklahoma USA on Sunday, August 22, 2004
My life's been a whirlwind of chaos with bankruptcy, divorce, and such for the past few months. Who can concentrate to read when you can barely walk without running into something? Finally, things are back to semi-normal in my life. I moved last month and, due to the fact that I had to wait for the previous tenant to move out her furniture (completed finally today), I've only now been able to put up my bookshelves and unpack my boxes of books. This one is next in line to be read now that I've unpacked it.


This was a wonderful little book about a boy who decides to live his life in the trees. I especially enjoyed the cyclical nature of the book and the childhood memories it rekindled for me.

Journal Entry 13 by Hero from Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Arrived in the post this morning - thanks to amynsperry for sending it and to Katayoun for the ring! I'm just finishing off one book and will get to this soon - really looking forward to it!

Journal Entry 14 by Hero from Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Tuesday, April 12, 2005
I finished this about a week ago, and sent a PM to Deerskin then, thinking I'd write a JE as soon as I got the address and was ready to send it on, but no reply still. Like everyone else, I really enjoyed this book, though I had the slightly haunting feeling throughout that I'd get much more out of it if I knew a bit more about the history and literature of the time - and I bet reading it in Italian would be wonderful too (though that'll have to wait a long time!). He - just did a quick Google and the Prince in War and Peace is Prince Andrej, in the Russian version of the name. I bet there are a million allusions I missed though.

Many thanks to Katayoun for introducing this book to me, as I'd never heard of it before and will now have to get my own copy! I'll send it on as soon as I get an address.

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