Stella, Queen of the Snow
Text and illustrations: Marie-Louise Gay
Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2004. 32 P.
(A Mini Stella)
Ages 4 to 7
Published in French under the title Stella, reine des neiges (Saint-Lambert, Que. : Dominique et compagnie, 2000)
Stella introduces her little brother Sacha to the joys and mysteries of winter. A keen observer, he demands detailed explanations, which his sister gives him in a poetic and childlike language that leaves much to the imagination.
Stella, who has the answer to everything, will enthrall young readers. Through the charming illustrations, characters with colourful clothing that contrasts with the white snow, Stella's smile, and Sacha's serious expression, the joys of winter are available to be experienced in the comfort of an armchair or bed.