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Children's Fiction Siblings

Good Morning, Sam

illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay

Groundwood Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Mar 2011
Siblings, Daily Activities, Imagination & Play
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2011
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2003
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Jun 2020
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
  • Reading age: 2 to 5


"I'll help you get dressed," said Stella.

"No," said Sam. "I can do it by myself."

But Sam takes a roundabout route to getting dressed and, as usual, his big sister Stella is there to help … but this time Sam has the last laugh. Vibrant and humorous, Marie-Louise Gay's stories and pictures explore the endearing, intimate scenes of young childhood.

About the author

MARIE-LOUISE GAY has achieved international acclaim as an author and illustrator of children’s books. She has won many awards, including two Governor General’s awards, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. She has also been nominated for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Marie-Louise’s very popular Stella and Sam series has been translated into more than fifteen languages and is loved by children all over the world. Her recent books include Any Questions? and Short Stories for Little Monsters. She lives in Montreal.

Marie-Louise Gay's profile page


  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Starred Selection
  • Short-listed, Canadian National Institute for the Blind Tiny TORGI Print Braille Book Award

Editorial Reviews

Lovely cheerful fare.

Toronto Star

In...Sam they have an incomparable role model.

Globe and Mail

[Stella and Sam] create sweet, enduring characters who are bound to strike a familiar chord with readers.

School Library Journal

A winning, humorous story of everyday life and sibling relationships.


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