Stella, princess of the sky /
by Marie-Louise Gay.
imprint
Toronto : Douglas & McIntyre, 2004.
description
[32] p. : col. ill.
ISBN
0888996012
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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imprint
Toronto : Douglas & McIntyre, 2004.
isbn
0888996012
general note
"A Groundwood book".
"The illustrations were done in watercolor, HB pencil, pastel, collage of handmade Japanese paper and touches of acrylic paint."
OISE/UT copy has braille inserts on parchment paper preceding each print page.
abstract
Stella has an answer for each of Sam's questions as they explore the great outdoors by camping out under a tree.
catalogue key
5361017
target audience
For children.
A Look Inside
Awards
This item was nominated for the following awards:
Governor Generals Literary Awards, CAN, 2004 : Nominated
Reviews
Review Quotes
Marie-Louise Gay's watercolor illustrations are accomplished, visually soothing, and convey the endearing ethereality of small children.
Stella, Princess of the Sky is exactly what a picture book should be a perfect blend of picture and text that will have both parent and child entranced.
...the whimsical illustrations are gorgeously animated and colourful, and Stella and Sam's charming stream-of-consciousness chat strikes a buoyant note...Pure delight.
Just like her text, Gay's illustrations are fun as well as poignant.
This is a quiet star of a story that works well either as a group read-aloud or as a bedtime treasure to share one-on-one.
Gay has once again perfectly captured the distinct wonder of childhood...
Detailed illustrations capture the blues and grays of dusk and night, while the children are portrayed in brighter colors.
This item was reviewed in:
School Library Journal, October 2004
Booklist, November 2004
Globe & Mail, November 2004
Chicago Tribune, December 2004
Books in Canada, January 2005
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Summaries
Main Description
Another adventure begins for Stella and her brother, Sam, as they explore the wonders of the natural world. A vast luminous sky, the sun, the stars and the rising moon form the backdrop for their nocturnal expedition. As they encounter raccoons, fireflies, tree frogs and bats, Sam wonders if the moon can swim, if the sun wears pajamas or if he can catch shooting stars with his butterfly net. Stella, as always, has an answer for every question. Marie-Louise Gay delights readers once again with this whimsical, tender and humorous book that captures perfectly the freshness of young children discovering the world.
Main Description
Another adventure begins in this book in the Stella and Sam series as the pair explores the wonders of the natural world. A vast luminous sky, the sun, the stars and the rising moon form the backdrop for their nocturnal expedition. As they encounter raccoons, fireflies, tree frogs and bats, Sam wonders if the moon can swim, if the sun wears pajamas or if he can catch shooting stars with his butterfly net. Stella, as always, has an answer for every question. Marie-Louise Gay's whimsical prose and enchanting illustrations capture the joys of young children making their first discoveries of the world around them.
Unpaid Annotation
In this sweetly humorous picture book, Stella and her brother, Sam, explore the wonders of the natural world under a vast, luminous sky. Full color.

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