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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
Jun 2023
Environment, General
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jun 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 is the author of several picture books, including Before You Were Born, When Molly Drew Dogs, and the award-winning Sun Dog, as well as novels for middle grade and young adult readers. Born in London, England, she moved to Canada at the age of two and went on to attend the University of Western Ontario. Her novels have been shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Canadian Library Association YA Book of the Year, and the Manitoba Young Reader’s Choice Award. Deborah lives in Thornhill, Ontario, with her husband, two book-loving children, and a schnoodle named Alfredo.


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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.

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