This Is Sadie by Sara O'learyThis Is Sadie by Sara O'leary

This Is Sadie

bySara O'learyIllustratorJulie Morstad

Hardcover | May 12, 2015

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Sadie is a little girl with a big imagination. She has been a girl who lived under the sea and a boy raised by wolves. She has had adventures in wonderland and visited the world of fairytales. She whispers to the dresses in her closet and talks to birds in the treetops. She has wings that take her anywhere she wants to go, but that always bring her home again. She likes to make things -- boats out of boxes and castles out of cushions. But more than anything Sadie likes stories, because you can make them from nothing at all. For Sadie, the world is so full of wonderful possibilities ... This is Sadie, and this is her story.
Sara O'Leary is a writer of fiction for both adults and children. She is the author of the award-winning series of Henry books: When You Were Small, Where You Came From and When I Was Small all illustrated by Julie Morstad. A graduate of the UBC Creative Writing Program, she has taught screenwriting and writing for children at Concordi...
Title:This Is SadieFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10.31 × 7.5 × 0.41 inPublished:May 12, 2015Publisher:TundraLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770495320

ISBN - 13:9781770495326

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO Lovely! What a wonderful reminder to my little boys that you don't need ANYTHING to have fun - except, of course, an imagination!
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sadie is a favourite in our house! So much imagination in this book... my son loves to make boats out of boxes too and imagine being at Sadie's tea party. Julie Morstad's illustration are whimsical and engaging. Love love love!
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful, Simple, Elegant Stories...they are an escape, they can take you to far off places, they can be made from nothing. Every child is a storyteller and fostering imagination and creativity in our children is so important for their development. This is Sadie by Sara O'Leary and Julie Morstad is a quiet and simple story. It's the story of Sadie, who has adventures, whispers to dresses in her closet, becomes a boy in the jungle and a girl under the sea. Sadie's favourite thing is stories and some of her best friends she has met in her storybooks. With beautiful, colourful, and dreamy illustrations that are so evocative of the tone and lightness of the story. Again, this is a story that can be shared with preschoolers to second graders falling comfortably into the juvenile fiction category. However, don't be afraid to share this one with your big kids as well, to remind them what it is to live in a world of imagination, even for a little while.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from keep dreaming Imagination. We all need it. Sadie has it big time. She isn't trapped in an everyday hum drum life; she travels the world, is whatever she wants to be, and expands her life in fabulous ways. This cleverly illustrated book serves as a reminder to never give up dreaming and imagining.
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from and away we go.... This amazing little book will surely fuel the imagination of any child. Sadie is a little girl whose enormous imagination takes her to magical worlds where she lives under the sea as a mermaid, is raised as a boy by wolves, attends the tea party in Alice in Wonderland and even interacts with the characters and happenings in fairytales. She befriends her clothes in her closet, chatting away to them, hangs out in treetops with her friends the birds, and has a special pair of wings that transport her anywhere she wants to go making sure she gets back to her home safely. What more could a girl ask for? Life is fun, exciting, and full of possibilities. She is also a very crafty little girl who makes boats out of boxes to sail her to new adventures and castles out of cushions. The sky's the limit .... her imagination can whisk her off to lands unknown in a heartbeat. She loves to read books best of all, but even more than that, she loves to imagine herself right inside of the storybook plot. The beautiful, whimiscal illustrations have her plunge into the depth of the storyline making her feel happy and free. She imagines on a grand scale, she plays with all her heart, and she literally loses herself in her make-believes worlds. She revels in the prospects of her next imagination explosion. I love the book and highly recommend it.
Date published: 2015-02-19

Editorial Reviews

Selected, Buzzfeed's list of 25 Absurdly Delightful Books to Read With Kids, 2015"As in previous collaborations like When You Were Small and Where You Came From, O’Leary and Morstad put forth a playful, imagination-first portrait of childhood, introducing a girl named Sadie who is equally at home in the expanses of her mind as she is in the outside world." - Publishers Weekly"This award-winning duo beautifully convey the magic that is to be found in reading or listening to a story. The appealing text is accompanied by lush drawings rendered in gouache, ink, and Photoshop that lend it a fanciful feel in the best way possible. With its leisurely pace and verdant illustrations, this book is a delight for bedtime as well as an excellent storytime choice paired with Crockett Johnson’s Harold and the Purple Crayon and Peter Bently’s King Jack and the Dragon ...." - Starred Review, School Library Journal"Morstad's soft-palette illustrations engage perfectly with O'leary's text creating a whimsical kid-centred picture book that will be enjoyed by both children and adults. With something new to discover upon each encounter, This is Sadie is sure to become a favourite bedtime read." - Starred Review, Quill and Quire"In Morstad’s quietly delightful gouache and watercolor illustrations, black-haired Sadie looks both delicate and strong, pretty and at times androgynous. She’s a mermaid and “a boy raised by wolves,” howling at the moon; she carefully chooses dresses and artfully hammers nails into wood. It’s an appealingly rounded glimpse of girlhood that’s somehow both timeless and modern." - The New York Times“[A] … tender and playful ode to make believe…. Sadie is never the same person for more than two pages, preferring instead to inhabit different characters, often inspired by the books she reads. Every moment of the day is a new opportunity to slip into a new role. Sadie isn’t going through an identity crisis; she just wants to explore every possibility of being.” — National Post