Listening to Our Nature

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In Our world.

  There is a lot to navigate for a young maturing conscious being.

The intention of my books are to take a moment of a child’s day and

 place them at the centre

of the 


 To respect their integral significance 


natural intelligence.

And to acknowledge what children intuitively know...



 NATURE the source of deep learning, 


in fact the key of 




Juel Maerz

Nature is within us





About the Book

Two kind and adventuresome friends visit a Tree of Knowledge to ask an important question. The tree gently guides them on a journey of self-enlightenment.

Juvenile Fiction

Ages 4-12

Imagination and Play

Nature and the Natural World

Emotional Intelligence 

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The book made me feel smarter than I think I am.


Age 9

Like I was in my own world outside.


Age 8

The story made me feel more protected and alive.


Age 9



About the Author


Juel Maerz is a philosopher, poet and teacher. Her degrees include: B.A. Philosophy/Environmental Studies, B.Ed., M.Ed. She works as an early childhood Literacy Specialist. The Little Philosophers and the Tree of Knowledge is the first in The Little Philosophers series that includes three more upcoming books: Hoo's of Truth, Conscious Stream of Wisdom, and Joy of Life. Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Juel now lives in the little surfing and fishing community of Seaforth, Nova Scotia with her family in a home they built together.

About the Illustrator

Martyna is a freelance illustrator originally from Poland,

currently living in Canada. She graduated with a degree in Art Education and Art Therapy. She creates her art inspired by metaphors found in nature. She loves spending time outdoors but also enjoys relaxing at home with her cat Pantoufle who she makes sure gets as much attention as she needs.


Upcoming Events

  • Book Reading
    Lawrencetown Beach
    Nov. 24, 2019, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Lawrencetown Beach, NS-207, East Lawrencetown, NS B2Z, Canada
  • Book Reading
    Halifax Central Library
    Nov. 23, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS B3J 1E9, Canada
    Book reading with a philosophical conversation with the children and meet the illustrator, Martyna Czub!
  • Book Reading
    Aug. 03, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
    Tofino, Tofino, BC, Canada
    Tofino Location TBA
  • Book Reading
    2383 Lincoln Rd
    Jul. 27, 2019, 2:10 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.
    2383 Lincoln Rd, 2383 Lincoln Rd, Victoria, BC V8R 6A3, Canada
    Child friendly afternoon book reading on Saturday, July 27th 2pm-4pm with light snacks and good people!
  • Book Launch
    Rose & Rooster Cafe
    Jul. 20, 2019, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Rose & Rooster Cafe, 6502 NS-207, Head of Chezzetcook, NS B0J 1N0, Canada
    This event is family friendly - there will be bedtime story book reading at 7:30!