Stella, Star of the Sea

Category: Book
By (author): Gay, Marie-Louise
Series: Stella And Sam
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings
  JUVENILE FICTION / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
  JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / General (see also headings unde
Awards: Ruth Schwartz Award (2001) Winner
Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Published: March 2010
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 32
Size: 8.87in x 9.00in x 1.27in
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From The Publisher*

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.

From The Publisher*

In this book in the Stella and Sam series, 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.

Review Quote*Gay's [picture books] are completely invigorating and accessible to their young audience, providing a rich literary experience that nourishes both intellect and emotion.
Review Quote*Gay's illustrations are bright and...whimsical
Review Quote*This slice-of-life tale with its sunny, eccentric illustrations makes for an enjoyable trip to the seashore.
Biographical Note

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, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. She has also been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Her books have been translated into more than fifteen languages and are loved by children all over the world. She lives in Montreal.