Stella, fairy of the forest / Marie-Louise Gay.
Description: 29 p. : col. ill.
Publisher: Toronto : Douglas & McIntyre, 2002.
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- ISBN: 0888994486 :
- Edition: 1st ed.
"A Groundwood book".
Stella takes her little brother Sam into the forest in search of fairies.
Citation: Gay, Marie-Louise. "Stella, fairy of the forest." Toronto : Douglas & McIntyre, 2002.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #2 March 2002
Ages 4-6. Imaginative, high-energy Stella, curly red hair streaming behind her, is back, once again playing teacher to her inquisitive little brother, Sam. It's summer--the trees are green and flowers dot the meadow--but it's fairies Sam wants to know about. Even so, Stella manages to pique his curiosity about other things-- from butterflies to sheep--as she leads him into the cool forest, where they talk about trees ("Are they older than Grandma?") before getting down to the business of fairies--in time for Sam to take a turn at being teacher. Canadian author Gay invests this with the same warmth and charm she worked into Stella and Sam's previous adventures. Her freewheeling ink-and-watercolor illustrations are delightful, and it's obvious from the knowing text that she has listened to conversations between kids. Stella and Sam, so different, relish their respective roles and obviously love one another; they always seem to find something to share in their circumscribed but ever-intriguing world. ((Reviewed March 15, 2002)) Copyright 2002 Booklist Reviews
- Publishers Weekly Reviews : PW Reviews 2002 March #3
The fiery redheaded star of Stella, Star of the Sea and Stella, Queen of the Snow, returns to lead her little brother Sam on an adventurous romp through the woods in Stella, Fairy of the Forest by Marie-Louise Gay. Turns out, he's not as timid as he seems. (Mar.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
- School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2002 June
PreS-Gr 1-Once again, irrepressible Stella guides her timid and trusting younger brother on a journey through the natural world. While her quick imagination results in immediate joy in her surroundings, Sam's careful questioning and simple reluctance lead him slowly to join in his sister's appreciation of forest magic. Stella always has the answer in natural sibling chatter as little brother tries mightily to keep up with her and understand her unique explanations. Sam asks, "Do butterflies eat butter?" With Stella's reply that "Yellow butterflies do," Sam simply concludes "blue butterflies eat pieces of sky." The author's flowing pen-and-ink and watercolor artwork offers rich interpretation of the children's journey and provides a variety of perspectives and details. The book perfectly depicts the independence and innocence of its characters, and the fluidity of the art matches the young heroine's joie de vivre. Expressions achieved with minimal pen strokes give personality to even the tiniest forest creatures, but readers' eyes are always drawn to the free-spirited Stella and her flowing red hair. A visual treasure for reading aloud.-Mary Elam, Forman Elementary School, Plano, TX Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.