Believe it or not, Treehouse Tales started out its life as Outhouse Tales, a group of stories that all had something to do with a--well, you guessed it--an outhouse. The stories were semi-autobiographical, taken from humorous experiences at a girl scout camp where the author was a counselor. I probably don't have to tell you why I changed the focus of the story from an outhouse to a treehouse!
What's left of the original story? Not much, after 10 million drafts. About the only element from the original is the time smoke poured from the treehouse and Nathaniel thought it was--but an author should never give away the story. You'll have to read the book to find out!