Tuesday, June 15, 2010
17th June Henry Lawson (1867 - 1922) Marie-Louise Gay (1952)
Marie-Louise Gay is the Canadian author illustrator responsible for creating the Stella and Sam series of books and illustrating James Howe's series about Houndsley and Catina. There is a Stella book for each season. Stella is the older sister and guide for Sam, the younger more timid brother. They have a lovely sibling relationship, unlike Rosemary Wells' Ruby and Max. Sam is very inquisitive and asks lots of questions which Stella endeavours to answer. These humorous stories show the siblings to be playful and trusting and show the environment in a very positive light.