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Join Sadie on a voyage in a ship made of boxes, and on an adventure to a castle made of cushions, where anything she make-believes is possible. This beautifully imagined, delicately drawn story of the little girl, Sadie, is now in board book format. Recommended By Aubrey W., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Now in board book, the beloved story about a little girl with a big imagination from the award-winning team of Sara O’Leary and Julie Morstad.
Sadie is a little girl with a big imagination. She has been a girl who lived under
the sea and a boy raised by wolves. She has had adventures in wonderland and
visited the world of fairytales. She whispers to the dresses in her closet and talks
to birds in the treetops. She has wings that take her anywhere she wants to go, but
that always bring her home again. She likes to make things — boats out of boxes
and castles out of cushions. But more than anything Sadie likes stories, because
you can make them from nothing at all. For Sadie, the world is so full of wonderful
possibilities…This is Sadie, and this is her story.
"As in previous collaborations like When You Were Small and Where You Came From, O’Leary and Morstad put forth a playful, imagination-first portrait of childhood, introducing a girl named Sadie who is equally at home in the expanses of her mind as she is in the outside world." Publishers Weekly
"[A] … tender and playful ode to make believe…. Sadie is never the same person for more than two pages, preferring instead to inhabit different characters, often inspired by the books she reads. Every moment of the day is a new opportunity to slip into a new role. Sadie isn’t going through an identity crisis; she just wants to explore every possibility of being." National Post
"In Morstad’s quietly delightful gouache and watercolor illustrations, black-haired Sadie looks both delicate and strong, pretty and at times androgynous. She’s a mermaid and "a boy raised by wolves," howling at the moon; she carefully chooses dresses and artfully hammers nails into wood. It’s an appealingly rounded glimpse of girlhood that’s somehow both timeless and modern." The New York Times
About the Author
Sara O’Leary has a degree in screenwriting from the University of British Columbia and has taught creative writing at Concordia University in Montreal. She has written a number of critically acclaimed books for children, including This Is Sadie, which is currently being adapted for the stage by New York City Children’s Theater. A former literary columnist for The Vancouver Sun and CBC Radio, she also writes short fiction. The Ghost in the House is her first novel.
Julie Morstad is an award-winning illustrator and artist living with her family in Vancouver, B.C.