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.