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Stella, Star of the Sea by Marie-Louise Gay

Stella, Star of the Sea (edition 2010)

by Marie-Louise Gay, Marie-Louise Gay (Author), Marie-Louise Gay (Illustrator)

Series: Stella (1)

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Title:Stella, Star of the Sea
Authors:Marie-Louise Gay
Other authors:Marie-Louise Gay (Author), Marie-Louise Gay (Illustrator)
Info:Groundwood Books (2010), Edition: Min, Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Picture Books
Tags:family, scared, sea

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Stella, Star of the Sea by Marie-Louise Gay



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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. "Where do starfish come from? Does a catfish purr? Does a sea horse gallop?" Stella has an answer for them all. The only thing she isn’t sure of is whether Sam will ever come into the water. Evocative watercolors bring a diaphanous day at the beach alive in this perfect summer story. Gently humorous, the book also captures the relationship between an older sister and her baby brother — a responsibility that can be both lots of fun and very trying. (amazon)
  zahanse1 | Nov 4, 2018 |
This book is about a girl and her brother spending all day at the beach, her brother has many questions for her. This book promotes the engagement of prosocial behavior and also learning from others who differ and valuing diversity.
Age: 3-5
Source: Pierce College Library ( )
  PineappleGen | Aug 15, 2018 |
Stella little brother Sam, has many questions about the sea. Stella knows all, and answers these questions as they come. She finally ends his questioning by asking him if he will coming in the sea. This book demonstrates learning from others that differ from ourselves.

Age: 3-5
Source: Pierce College library system

Age: 2-5
Source: Pierce College library system
  DonnaChanthabouly | May 30, 2018 |
Stella and her brother Sam spend the day at the sea. Talks about other peoples feelings and how they differ from ours.
Age: 3-5 yrs
Source: Pierce College Library ( )
  shortstuff21313 | May 28, 2018 |
This book is about two siblings' day at the beach. Stella is all about adventure and exploring the ocean, but her brother is hesitant. She finally convinces him to jump in. This is a cute story about siblings, conquering fear, and going on adventures.
  kelseymccaw | Dec 18, 2017 |
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Marie-Louise Gay's squat, snub-nosed children with their frenzied locks are as familiar to under-fives as the wild things of Maurice Sendak. In Stella, Star of the Sea (which won a Governor General's Award for illustration), the gifted picture-book artist introduces the irresistible duo of Sam and his spirited older sister, Stella. "Stella and Sam were spending a day at the sea shore," Gay begins this playful celebration of summer, adding, "It was Sam's very first time." Stella is an adventurer, eager to dive to the ocean floor, tame sea horses, and dig a hole to China, but her little brother, Sam, is made of more cautious stuff. When Stella, looking out at the sea from the top of a delightfully round sand dune, exclaims, "Isn't it beautiful, Sam?" he observes with a characteristic deadpan, "It's very big... and noisy."

Gay humorously contrasts the children's impressions of the sea in pictures and dialogue that capture Sam's experience of its frightening enormity, as well as Stella's joy in its secret treasures. To fend off the prospect of a swim, Sam keeps asking Stella anxious questions like "Does a sea horse gallop?" Stella's replies are as authoritative as they are imaginative: "'Yes!' cried Stella. 'And you can ride a sea horse bareback.'" Gay's whimsical watercolors show Stella swimming alongside tropical fish and holding onto the back of a child-sized pink sea horse, while Sam hangs behind, a tiny speck in a water ring on the distant shore. Ultimately, of course, Stella's irrepressible enthusiasm wins over Sam's sober hesitancy, and in the final image of this charming picture book the two of them float happily in a luminous blue green sea. (Baby to age 4) --Lisa Alward

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