Stella, Queen of the Snow
Written by Marie-Louise Gay
Publication Date October 01, 2000
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.
Winner of the CNIB's Tiny TORGI Award 2001
Winner of the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award 2001
Long-listed for the Ruth Schwartz Award 2001
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. She lives in Montreal.
"...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