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Groundwood Books

Stella, Princess of the Sky

Written by Marie-Louise Gay

For kids 2 - 5 years old | Published August 01, 2010 | ISBN 9781554980727

Cover of Stella, Princess of the Sky

Regular price $7.95 CAD

32 pages | 9 in × 9 in
Print Format

Also Available as an Ebook

About this book

Stella, Princess of the Sky

Stella and Sam

Marie-Louise Gay

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 is a world-renowned author and illustrator of children’s books. She has won many prestigious awards, including two Governor General’s awards and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. Her books have been translated into more than fifteen languages and are loved by children all over the world. She lives in Montreal. Visit Marie-Louise Gay's website: Visit Marie-Louise Gay's blog:

Awards and Praise

Praise for Stella, Princess of the Sky:

Alvine-Bélisle Award
CCBC Our Choice
CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award (Honor Book)
Governor General's Literary Awards: Illustration
OLA Blue Spruce Award
Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award
SYRCA Shining Willow Award

"…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

"Gay has once again perfectly captured the distinct wonder of childhood…" — Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Just like her text, Gay's illustrations are fun as well as poignant." — Resource Links

"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

"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

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  • Commended CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award (Honor Book), 2005
  • Long-listed SYRCA Shining Willow Award, 2004
  • Short-listed Governor General's Literary Awards: Illustration, 2004
  • Commended CCBC Our Choice, 2005
  • Winner Alvine-Bélisle Award, 2005
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