The Protectors of the Wood Book Series is an adventure saga about a group of teenagers who save the world from climate change.

The series [Protectors of the Wood] manages to be upfront and honest about the challenges facing our natural environment while still maintaining a sense of wonder and hope. These books are a joy to read, and I always put them down restored and inspired. - Olivia Rosane, Author @ Ecowatch


Phoebe Comes home from a year at college and discovers mysteries of her past. She dreams of a magical being who tells her that "Everything is at Stake!." Deep in the marrow of her bones Phoebe feels that all her hopes are in danger of being lost. A powerful gem called dreamstone appears at the heart of the mystery.

[The Ghost Girl] This is a brilliant book, and I recommend it without any hesitation. - Biodun Iginla, Author @ Shadowproof


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Around the World in 80 Books: A Guide to Ecological and Climate Themes in Fiction

Protectors of the Wood by John KixMiller and team: The novel series is the fully illustrated story of a group of misfit teenagers who try to save the world from climate change. This isn’t just a textual series but consists of a podcast as well as talented artists and musicians, making each book a truly amazing multimedia performance. The plot of the Protectors of the Wood book series begins in a traditional American small town, and over time expands to include the entire globe. My interview with the team is here. - Mary Woodbury, Author at

The Protectors of the Wood Eco-Fiction Adventure Series is an illustrated story of a group of teenagers who save the world from climate change. The themes include the power of relationships, realizing leadership, good versus evil, and the coming of age.

These teenagers find out who they are while dealing with the climate emergency and the conflicts that surround them in Middletown. The two main characters, Phoebe and Abby, work together to find solutions within their communities. 

The story begins with Phoebe coming home from college and discovering shocking changes threatening Middletown. A gigantic corporation threatens to destroy the land, legends, and heritage of her family and friends.

Phoebe and Abby unravel the secrets in their small town, and realize that they are all connected to a global conflict. They feel that all their hopes are in danger of being lost. They discover that they have the unique gift of seeing visions through DreamStone, a gem found deep under the vast forest preserve.

While searching for the secrets of DreamStone and their identities, Phoebe and Abby risk their lives to save the beautiful world around them called home.

The two main characters of our series, Phoebe and Abby, are young adults that are struggling to find themselves and defend who they are through trials and tribulations.  

Phoebe is a college environmental studies dropout who finds a mission in her hometown combatting climate change through community development. 

Abby has been given a mission by her godmother who lives in the forest and represents a community burned out of their homes half a century ago. Together, they help each other and the community around them as they struggle to protect their land and heritage.