When Stella Was Very, Very Small by Marie-Louise Gay
(Stella and Sam)

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Marie-Louise Gay has gone 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? Although Gay didn’t know what she would find when she started to explore Stella’s childhood, she soon realized that when Stella was very small, she saw the world in her own unique way — with wonder, curiosity, and the sense that everything is possible. Evocative watercolors and imaginative text make this one of the most endearing entries in the series.

About Marie-Louise Gay

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Marie-Louise Gay is a world-renowned author and illustrator of children's books. She has won many prestigious awards, including the Governor General's Award, 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 Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Her books have been translated into more than fifteen languages and are loved by children all over the world. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.
Published July 14, 2009 by Groundwood Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Stella has always been a fountain of creative knowledge, offering her little brother Sam the benefits of her vivid imagination.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of When Stella Was Very, Very Sm...

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Butterflies flew on the walls, and cups jumped off the tables, just like that!” reads Gay's text as Stella sits before a pile of books, crayon-scribbled butterflies gracing the walls.

Jul 06 2009 | Read Full Review of When Stella Was Very, Very Sm...

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