The Order of the Trees

Found as a baby on a bed of moss under an old-growth tree, Cedar’s beginning was a mystery. As she began her sixth-grade year, Cedar resembled her namesake with her wild mane of brown hair, her sinewy body, and deer-like eyes. She makes her first true friend, a new student, Phillip, with whom she shares her special woodland spot along with the gifts it brings.

When Cedar suddenly falls ill, Phillip discovers that her health is con- nected to the fate of the forest where she was found. Their special woods are threatened by an impending development, so to save it they create a plan that includes a hospital, a getaway car, and a protest.


“Veteran teacher Katy Farber writes about the world she knows—where kids can know what’s true, and will take risks for what’s right. This is a suspenseful, inspiring and meaningful story.” —Doug Wilhelm, author of The Revealers, True Shoes, and, The Prince of Denial

“With sensitivity and passion, Katy Farber creates a world of fascinating characters whose respect for the natural world and loyalty to one another will inspire readers of all ages.”
—Rita Murphy, author of Night Flying, Black Angels


Congratulations to GWP Children’s author Katy Farber for the 2016 Green Earth Book Award Honor Book in Children’s Fiction for The Order of the Trees.

This middle grade reader was awarded a LitPick Five Star Book Award! You can watch the animated review here.



About the Author

KATY FARBER KATY FARBER is a teacher, author, and founder of the blog Non-Toxic Kids. She is also the author of two books about education, Why Great Teachers Quit and How We Might Stop the Exodus and Change the World with Service Learning. Katy has written for various news and patenting publications, including MomsRising, Moms Clean Air Force, Educational Leadership, CNN’s School of Thought Blog, Problogger, Fox News opinion, and many others. www.

Children’s Middle Grade Reader | Ages 9–16 | Grade Level 5–8
$9.95 for print and $3.99 for e-book
Paperback | 96 pages | 5 x 8
ISBN: 978-0-9909733-1-7
Pub Date: May 1, 2015

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