The Kid Who Climbed the Tarzan Tree is a book written by D. W. Rozelle and illustrated by C.A. Grooms, with Rozelle recalling his years living in a children's home. The author's mother brings him and his sister to a children's home in 1944 and tells them it will be a short stay. Nearly six years later their stay ends with placement in a foster home. Rozelle remembers his years at the home as the best years of his tumultuous boyhood. Drawings by artist C. A. Grooms give a startling visual impact to the author's flashbacks.
Softcover book measures at 5.5 in. x 8.5 in. and contains 120 pages with 25 drawings.
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D.W. Rozelle and his wife Judith live in retirement near Spring Green. Following his boyhood at Taylor Home and in a rural foster home, he earned an undergraduate degree at Wisconsin State College-Whitewater and did graduate work at universities in both Colorado and California. Rozelle is a published poet, essayist and former guest political columnist.