The Order of the Trees (guest posts, reviews, updates)

The day is finally here! I’ve been waiting for this day for a long while. Many folks pre-ordered The Order of the Trees and so finally this book is on it’s way to you. We launched the book Vermont style a few weeks ago and folks outside of Central Vermont have had to wait for their books to come in the mail or be stocked at their favorite local bookstores.

As of today, bookstores should be able to stock it, and you will find it online at many retailers including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, Indiebound, and many others.  Woo-hoo!

Here’s an interview I did last week with my friends over at Moms Clean Air Force.

And here’s a little excerpt from it:

Early adolescents don’t have just one story. There are a million ways to be brave, unique, powerful and part of a community. Both Cedar and Phillip do more than they ever thought they were capable of. They support each other even when facing difficult odds. I hope readers see resilience, hope, connection and themselves in these characters — so they can navigate their own challenges successfully.

I wrote a guest post for the lovely site EcoWatch about inspiring kids to get outside. Here’s a little bit from that post:

It is my hope that middle school students and their parents will find this book inspiring to use their passions, interests and creativity to seek out and preserve the magic found in our local woodlands, ponds, streams and habitats. Tweens can be and do so much more than the stereotype allows. Put down that iPad, smart phone or tablet and head into the woods or your neighborhood park. You never know what you might find there.

Here’s a new review up on Goodreads!

I was delighted to receive this book in the mail yesterday and couldn’t wait to start reading it. It did not disappoint. The story drew me in right away and had several messages for the reader. Not only does it touch on the importance of ecology, but also on the power of friendship. I loved to see Phillip become empowered as the book progressed. It helps kids know that if they have a passion for something they can make a difference. A joy!

Please let me know when you get the book if you pre-ordered, if you have any questions or pictures of you or your child reading it– I would be thrilled to see that!

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