Marie-Louise Gay

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Marie-Louise Gay
Born 17 June 1952
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Occupation Illustrator, writer
Genres Children's literature

Marie-Louise Gay (born 17 June 1952) is a Canadian children’s writer and illustrator.[1]

Background[edit]

Born in Quebec City, as a child she lived in Montreal and Vancouver. Gay has received numerous awards for her written and illustrated works in both French and English, including the 2005 Vicky Metcalf Award, multiple Governor General’s Awards,[2] the Ruth Schwartz Award, the Mr. Christie’s Book Award, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award, the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award. Her famous Stella and Sam books have been published in more than twelve languages.[3] Gay lives in Montreal.

Works[edit]

  • Lizzy's Lion (1984)
  • The Garden: Little Big Books (1985)
  • Moonbeam On A Cat's Ear (1986)
  • Rainy Day Magic (1987)
  • Angel and the Polar Bear (1988)
  • Fat Charlie's Circus (1989)
  • Willy Nilly (1990)
  • Mademoiselle Moon (1992)
  • Rabbit Blue (1993)
  • Midnight Mimi (1994)
  • The Three Little Pigs (Canadian Fairy Tales Series) (1994)
  • Rumplestiltskin (1997)
  • Stella, Star of the Sea (1999)
  • Sur Mon Ile (1999)
  • Stella, Queen of the Snow (2000)
  • Stella, Fairy of the Forest (2002)
  • Good Morning, Sam (2003)
  • Good Night, Sam (2003)
  • Stella, Princess of the Sky (2004)
  • What Are You Doing, Sam? (2006)
  • Caramba (2006)
  • Travels With My Family (2006)
  • On the Road Again! (2008)
  • When Stella Was Very, Very, Small (2009)
  • Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth! (2010)
  • Caramba and Henry (2011)
  • Summer in the City (2012)
  • Read Me A Story, Stella (2013)

As illustrator only[edit]

  • The Last Piece (1993)
  • When Vegetables Go Bad! (1993)
  • The Fabulous Song (1996)
  • Dreams Are More Real Than Bathtubs (1999)
  • Yuck, a Love Story (2000)
  • Didi and Daddy on the Promenade (2001)
  • Houndsley and Catina (2006)
  • Maddie series; Sophie series (1993–2003)

Awards[edit]

  • Rainy Day Magic (1987) - Governor General's Award for English Language Children's Illustration[4]
  • Moonbeam On A Cat's Ear (1987) - The Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award
  • Rainy Day Magic (1988) - The Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award
  • Yuck, A Love Story (2000) - Governor General's Award for English Language Children's Illustration[4]
  • Stella: Queen of the Snow (2001) - The Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award
  • Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth! (2011) - The Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marie-Louise Gay". WorldCat.org. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Winners of two or more Governor General's Literary Awards". Canada Council for the Arts. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "CANSCAIP Members: Marie-Louise Gay". Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Cumulative List of Winners of The Governor General's Literary Awards". Retrieved 2 April 2010. 

External links[edit]

(French) Marie-Louise Gay fonds at Library and Archives Canada