Welcome Sam!

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Marie-Louise Gay’s beloved books about Stella’s little brother, Sam, are all here in this vibrant and humorous collection.

Children all around the world have read about Stella and Sam, and their gently funny, nurturing relationship. Stella has a creative and whimsical answer for all of Sam’s many questions, and their explorations of the world are sweet, silly and often poignant.

This book brings together all three books about Stella’s little brother — Good Morning, Sam; Good Night, Sam and What Are You Doing, Sam? — for the first time. It also features new endpaper art, and a letter to the reader from Stella herself!

 

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Stella is coming to a stage near you!

Stella and Sam fans will be very happy to hear that The Mermaid Theatre Comany (motto: Have Puppets Will Travel!) is preparing Marie-Louise Gay’s Stella, Queen of the Snow for the stage. The show will premier at the Magnetic North Theatre Festival in Halifax on June 21, 2014, and then will tour the US and Canada in the fall.

Rehearsals are now underway, but Mermaid Theatre has prepared a little behind-the-scenes video that shows the making of the gorgeous stage and puppets for the production. Check it out!


 

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Stella, Queen of the Snow
Written and illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay

In this book in the Stella and Sam series, Sam is experiencing his first snowstorm. Older and bolder, Stella knows all the answers, and she delights in showing Sam the many pleasures of a beautiful winter’s day.

 

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Read Mermaid Theatre’s blog post about the show

Marie-Louise Gay, author of the Stella books, stops by for a visit

Marie-Louise Gay (centre) with Groundwood Books/House of Anansi staff

Marie-Louise Gay (centre) with Groundwood Books/House of Anansi staff

Celebrated children’s author and illustrator Marie-Louise Gay stopped by our offices at the end of September while in Toronto as part of a cross-Canada tour promoting the 10th anniversary of her first Stella book. Her latest book, When Stella Was Very, Very Small, goes back in time to answer the questions often asked by the children who read and love her Stella books: Where does Stella get her wild ideas? How big is Stella’s imagination? What did Stella look like when she was small? How did Stella come to be the big sister to Sam that we all know and love?

Also newly available is the My Little Stella Library — four mini Stella books in an adorable boxed set.

P.S. This photo of us with Marie-Louise was chosen as PW Daily’s picture of the day! We’re a nice-looking bunch, aren’t we?

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