Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 2 to 5
- Grade: p to k
- Reading age: 2 to 5
Winner of the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award
Stella and her little brother, Sam, are spending the day playing in the snow. The forest, snowballs, snow angels and the mysterious white stuff itself provide fuel for Sam's questions and Stella's answers as they discover the world of winter together.
Exquisite, evocative watercolors bring a snowy day alive and make this a wonderful winter story. Gently humorous, the book also captures the relationship between an older sister and her little brother -- a fun yet sometimes trying responsibility. Stella and Sam explore the wonders of snow with the same magic that they bring to all their adventures.
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
- Winner, CNIB's Tiny TORGI Award
- Winner, Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award
- Long-listed, Ruth Schwartz Award
...a wonderful picture book - child-oriented, fancifully illustrated, joyful, funny and sweet...This book will be opened again and again, for both story and pictures.
Quill and Quire, STARRED REVIEW
A witty and engaging picture book.
Stella, Queen of the Snow makes a good winter read.