Groundwood Books

Any Questions?

Written by Marie-Louise Gay

For kids 6 - 9 years old | Published August 11, 2014 | ISBN 9781554983827
JUVENILE FICTION / Books & Libraries

Cover of Any Questions?

Regular price $19.95 CAD

60 pages | 12 in × 9 in
Print Format

About this book

Any Questions?

Marie-Louise Gay

Many children want to know where stories come from and how a book is made. Marie-Louise Gay’s new picture book provides them with some delightfully inspiring answers in a fictional encounter between an author and some very curious children, who collaborate on writing and illustrating a story.

Marie-Louise has scribbled, sketched, scrawled, doodled, penciled, collaged and painted the words and pictures of a story-within-a-story that show how brilliant ideas creep up on you when you least expect it and how words sometimes float out of nowhere asking to be written.

Any Questions? presents a world inhabited by lost polar bears, soaring pterodactyls, talking trees and spotted snails, with cameo appearances by some of Marie-Louise’s favorite characters — a world where kids can become part of the story and let their imaginations run wild… and just maybe they will be inspired to create stories of their own.

At the end of the book, Marie-Louise provides answers to many of the questions children have asked her over the years, such as “Are you Stella?” “How did you learn to draw?” “Can your cat fly?” “How many books do you make in one day?”

About the Author

Marie-Louise Gay

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.

Awards and Praise
  • Winner Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award, 2015
  • Commended Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices, 2015
  • Short-listed Quebec Writers' Federation Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, 2014
  • Short-listed Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Illustration, 2014
  • Short-listed Vancouver Children's Roundtable Information Book Award, 2015
  • Commended Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, 2015
  • Commended Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year, 2014
  • Short-listed TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, 2015
  • Commended School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, 2014
  • Commended White Ravens, 2015