Young readers will discover the importance of the natural world in the places they call home in this new picture book from acclaimed author Deborah Kerbel.
Ary smiled when she saw the trees. Their swaying
branches waved to her across the rolling ocean.
"That island will be the perfect spot for our new
home," her father announced.
Hope bubbled in Ary's belly. Life on their last
island hadn't been good for some time.
She was worried they'd be searching forever.
Ary's community have been searching for the perfect new home. And then they discover a lush, tree-covered paradise which seems perfect! But when nature takes a back seat to progress, the island's future is threatened. Can Ary and her friends save the trees before it's too late?
Ary's Trees is an eco-parable about the importance of environmental preservation and activism and how one person can make a difference - even when others might not be ready to listen.
Includes an author's note about the importance of trees.
Deborah Kerbel's teen novels include Mackenzie, Lost and Found; Girl on the Other Side (nominated for the Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award), and Lure (nominated for the Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award). A native of London, Ontario, Deborah now lives and writes in Thornhill.
Sophia Choi is an illustrator and a surface pattern designer based in Toronto, Canada. Her artwork is greatly inspired by traveling, daily life objects, and nature.