Stella, Star of the Sea

Paperback | March 1, 2010

byMarie-Louise GayIllustratorMarie-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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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...

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 Awa...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8.88 × 9 × 1.27 inPublished:March 1, 2010Publisher:Groundwood Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0888999925

ISBN - 13:9780888999924

Appropriate for ages: 2

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"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