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Children's Fiction Environment

Ary's Trees

by (author) Deborah Kerbel

illustrated by Sophia Choi

Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Initial publish date
Oct 2023
Environment, General
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2023
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Aug 2023
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3


Young Ary's new home is a lush, tree-covered paradise. 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.

About the authors

DEBORAH KERBEL a écrit des livres pour les jeunes adultes, les préadolescents et les lecteurs débutants. Ses romans ont été présélectionnés pour les Prix littéraires du Gouverneur général, le prix du livre de l’année pour les jeunes adultes de l’Association canadienne des bibliothèques et le Manitoba Young Reader’s Choice Award. Elle vit à Toronto avec son mari, ses deux adolescents et Freddie, leur chien adopté.


DEBORAH KERBEL was born in London, England, and now lives in Thornhill, Ontario with her husband, son and daughter, and a rescue dog named Freddie. Deborah has written a number of picture books, and is the author of four young adult and two middle-grade novels, including My Deal with the Universe. Her books have been shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Canadian Library Association’s YA Book Award, and many readers’ choice awards. Visit her online at

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Sophia Choi is an illustrator and a surface pattern designer located in Toronto, Canada, originally from South Korea. She studied illustration at Ontario College of Art & Design University. Her work is inspired by her daily encounters, her adventures from travelling around the world, and her love for nature. Sophia enJoys drawing intricate flowers to playful animals, where her illustrative work conveys the feeling of joy in hopes of spreading love to those around her

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