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Groundwood Books

Stella, Star of the Sea

Written by Marie-Louise Gay

For kids 2 - 5 years old | Published March 01, 2010 | ISBN 9780888999924
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings

Cover of Stella, Star of the Sea

Regular price $7.95 CAD

32 pages | 8.875 in × 9 in
Print Format

Also Available as an Ebook

About this book

Stella, Star of the Sea

Stella and Sam

Marie-Louise Gay

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

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

Praise for Stella, Star of the Sea:

Ruth Schwartz Award

"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

"Gay's illustrations are bright and…whimsical." — School Library Journal

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

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