Marie-Louise Gay has achieved international acclaim as an author and illustrator of children s books. She has won many awards, including two Governor General s awards, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. She has also been nominated for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Marie-Louise s very popular Stella and Sam series has been translated into more than fifteen languages and is loved by children all over the world. She lives in Montreal."