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Stella, Star of the Sea

by Marie-Louise Gay

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siblings, imagination & play
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list price: $7.95
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
published: March 2010
ISBN:9780888999924
Description

Winner of the Ruth Schwartz Award

Stella and her little brother are spending the day at the sea. Stella has been to the sea before and knows all its secrets, but Sam has many questions: "Does a catfish purr? Does a seahorse gallop?" Stella has an answer for them all. The only thing she isn't sure of, and neither are we, is whether Sam will ever come into the water.

Exquisite, evocative watercolors bring a diaphanous day at the beach alive in this perfect summer story. Gently humorous, Stella, Star of the Sea also captures the relationship between an older sister and her baby brother -- a responsibility that can be both lots of fun and very trying.

About the Author
Marie-Louise Gay has come a long way since she failed art class in the third grade. The author and/or illustrator of over sixty books for children, she has captured the imaginations of children and their parents with her whimsical cartoons and beloved characters like Stella and Sam, Caramba and Henry, and Princess Pistachio. In 2013 Marie-Louise was award the Claude Aubry Award, which is presented by IBBY Canada for distinguished service within the field of children's literature.
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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 Short Stories for Little Monsters and Mustafa. She lives in Montreal. marielouisegay.com

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
2 to 5
Grade:
p to k
Reading age:
2 to 5
Awards
  • Winner, Ruth Schwartz Award
Editorial Reviews

Gay's illustrations are bright and...whimsical

— School Library Journal

Gay's [picture books] are completely invigorating and accessible to their young audience, providing a rich literary experience that nourishes both intellect and emotion.

— Toronto Star

This slice-of-life tale with its sunny, eccentric illustrations makes for an enjoyable trip to the seashore.

— Publishers Weekly
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