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
When Cedar falls suddenly ill, Phillip discovers that her health is connected to the fate of the forest where she was found. Their special woods are threatened by an impending development, so they create a plan to save it which includes a hospital, a getaway car, and a protest.
“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. I was hooked from the first few pages and simply could not put it down!”—Rita Murphy, author of Night Flying
“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