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Children's Fiction Siblings

The Two Trees

by (author) Sally Meadows

illustrated by Trudi Olfert

Your Nickel's Worth Publishing
Initial publish date
Apr 2015
Siblings, Emotions & Feelings, Special Needs
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2015
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: k to 5


Jaxon's older brother Syd is smart, really smart, but all Jaxon wants is someone to play with. When Jaxon sees Syd having trouble interacting with other kids, he is torn between loyalty to his brother and the frustration of having a sibling who is "different." It is only when Syd gets the support he needs that the whole family is able to move forward in hope and healing.

Education about ASD is key to the success of these remarkable individuals. Compassion and understanding is necessary not only for ASD kids, but for their parents and siblings too. The Two Trees is intended to raise awareness about the challenges of having an ASD child in the family, and to be a springboard for important discussions with ASD families, educators, students, and the general public.

About the authors

Sally Meadows MSc, BEd, is an award-winning author, recording artist, and speaker from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Her other titles include The Two Trees (2015, Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing), Beneath That Star (2015, Word Alive Press), and When Sleeping Birds Fly: 365 Amazing Facts About The Animal Kingdom(2018, Siretona Creative). Online links:,, @SallyMeadows, and

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Trudi Olfert is an award-winning artist specializing in painting horses and wildlife. She works primarily with pastels. Trudi lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada with her husband, three girls, three dogs, and three horses. The Two Trees is her first book.

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Other titles by Sally Meadows