Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 2 to 5
- Grade: p to k
- Reading age: 2 to 5
Stella's little brother Sam wonders whether fairies are invisible. Stella assures him that she has seen hundreds of them and that if she and Sam venture across the meadow and into the forest, they are likely to find some.
So begins another adventure in the Stella and Sam series about the irrepressible red-head, and her slightly apprehensive little brother.
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. marielouisegay.com
- Short-listed, Ruth Schwartz Award
- Long-listed, OLA Blue Spruce Award
- Commended, School Library Journal Best Books
- Short-listed, Governor General's Literary Awards: Illustration
Her freewheeling ink-and-watercolor illustrations are delightful, and it's obvious from the knowing text that she has listened to conversations between kids. Stella and Sam, so different, relish their respective roles and obviously love one another; they always seem to find something to share in their circumscribed but ever-intriguing world.
Gay's illustrations, done primarily in watercolors with a touch of paper collage, are bright and have a whimsical touch.
School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW