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Stella, Princess of the Sky

by Marie-Louise Gay

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siblings, imagination & play
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published: Aug 2010

Another adventure begins in this book in the Stella and Sam series as the pair explores the wonders of the natural world. A vast luminous sky, the sun, the stars and the rising moon form the backdrop for their nocturnal expedition. As they encounter raccoons, fireflies, tree frogs and bats, Sam wonders if the moon can swim, if the sun wears pajamas or if he can catch shooting stars with his butterfly net. Stella, as always, has an answer for every question.

Marie-Louise Gay's whimsical prose and enchanting illustrations capture the joys of young children making their first discoveries of the world around them.

About the Author

Marie-Louise Gay

MARIE-LOUISE GAY has won awards, including the Governor General's Award, for her children's book illustrations.
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Contributor Notes

Marie-Louise Gay is an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator of children’s books. She has won two Governor General’s Literary Awards, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children’s Literature 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 Mustafa and Fern and Horn. She lives in Montreal. marielouisegay.com

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
2 to 5
p to k
Reading age:
2 to 5
  • Long-listed, OLA Blue Spruce Award
  • Winner, Alvine-Bélisle Award
  • Commended, CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award (Honor Book)
  • Commended, CCBC Our Choice
  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award
  • Long-listed, SYRCA Shining Willow Award
  • Short-listed, Governor General's Literary Awards: Illustration
Editorial Reviews

...the whimsical illustrations are gorgeously animated and colourful, and Stella and Sam's charming stream-of-consciousness chat strikes a buoyant note...Pure delight.

— Quill & Quire

This is a quiet star of a story that works well either as a group read-aloud or as a bedtime treasure to share one-on-one.

— School Library Journal

Just like her text, Gay's illustrations are fun as well as poignant.

— Resource Links

Marie-Louise Gay's watercolor illustrations are accomplished, visually soothing, and convey the endearing ethereality of small children.

— Books in Canada

Stella, Princess of the Sky is exactly what a picture book should be - a perfect blend of picture and text that will have both parent and child entranced.

— Today's Parent

Detailed illustrations capture the blues and grays of dusk and night, while the children are portrayed in brighter colors.

— Book Links

Gay has once again perfectly captured the distinct wonder of childhood...

— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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