Stella, Star of the Sea

Hardcover | April 15, 1999

byMarie-Louise Gay

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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.

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Hand picked by our Panel of Experts the IndigoKids Recommends program offers book suggestions designed to help you find the perfect book easily and confidently. Stella's been to the sea before, but little Sam is seeing its vast blueness for the very first time. He has so many questions for his older, wiser sister before he goes into t...

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Winner of the Ruth Schwartz AwardStella 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 w...

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 M...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 9.35 × 9.35 × 0.41 inPublished:April 15, 1999Publisher:Groundwood Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0888993374

ISBN - 13:9780888993373

Appropriate for ages: 2

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stella Star of the Sea A trip to the sea is an adventure when you go with Sam and Stella. Sam is full of questions, but Stella and her ripe imagination have all the answers. Beautiful illustrations. Kids will love identifying the different sea creatures.
Date published: 2000-12-05

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From Our Editors

Hand picked by our Panel of Experts the IndigoKids Recommends program offers book suggestions designed to help you find the perfect book easily and confidently. Stella's been to the sea before, but little Sam is seeing its vast blueness for the very first time. He has so many questions for his older, wiser sister before he goes into the water that Stella wonders if he'll ever come in. Sam just wants to know what he's getting into first before he takes the plunge. But Stella's patient with her little brother, answering all his questions as only someone can who's been on the Earth as long as she. Marie-Louise Gay brings the sea to life with her crystalline watercolours in the charming story, Stella.

Editorial Reviews

"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