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.
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
Praise for Stella, Queen of the Snow:
CNIB's Tiny TORGI Award
Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award
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 & Quire, starred review
"A witty and engaging picture book." — Booklist
"Stella, Queen of the Snow makes a good winter read." — Toronto Star