The Canadian Library Association / Association canadienne des bibliothèques is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2015 Amelia Frances Howard‐Gibbon Illustrator’s Award is Any Questions? (Groundwood Books), illustrated and written by Marie-Louise Gay. This award is generously sponsored by Library Services Centre.
The short list for the Governor General's Literary Awards has been released and Marie-Louise Gay is nominated in Children's Literature (Illustration) for Any Questions?
Winners will be announced November 18th at 10 am, so stay tuned to the official website for more details!
From September 24th to October 12th, don't miss a production of Le jardin de Babel (Babel's Garden) created in 1999 by the Théâtre de l'Oeil. Marie-Louise Gay created the puppets, costumes and sets, and wrote the text!
24 septembre au 12 octobre.
Le retour du Jardin de Babel à la Maison Théâtre !
Crée par le Théâtre de l'Oeil en 1999, texte, création des marionettes, costumes et décors: Marie-Louise Gay.
Read Me a Story, Stella as shortlisted for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award!
From the award's website:
The Ruth Schwartz Children’s Book Awards were established in 1976 by Sylvia Schwartz to honour the memory of her sister, Ruth, a prominent bookseller in Toronto. The first award was given to Mordecai Richler for Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang. In 2004, their family renamed the awards to honour both sisters.
Two awards are presented annually, one for picture books and the other for young adult/middle readers. The winners are nominated by a three person awards committee comprised of a bookseller, a librarian and a children’s book reviewer. The winners are selected by juries of young readers from an Ontario public school.
For more information, visit the Canadian Children's Book Centre blog.
I am often asked if I sell my original drawings. As a matter of fact I don't, because they are fragile and sensitive to light, which is why I have donated most of my original artwork to the Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa and The Osborne Collection of Early Children's books at the Toronto Public Library. Also, this means that my archives are available for viewing by anyone interested or passionate about picture book art.
However, now I have decided to offer signed and numbered high-quality prints of some of my art. You can take a look at the new store on this site.
All the original artwork of Caramba is displayed on the walls of the Buhler Gallery at the Saint Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg.
Last night Marie-Louise Gay was awarded le Prix Claude Aubry at the gala presentation of the French language TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
The Claude Aubry Award was established in 1981 in honour of the late Claude Aubry, who served as director of the Ottawa Public Library. The biennial award is given to an individual for distinguished service within the field of children’s literature by IBBY Canada.
Hier soir, Marie-Louise Gay a reçu le Prix Claude Aubry au Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal lors du gala des Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse.
Le prix Claude Aubry a vu le jour en 1981 en l’honneur du regretté Claude Aubry de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa. Le Prix est décerné tous les deux ans par IBBY Canada et récompense une contribution exceptionnelle dans le domaine de la littérature jeunesse.
Books For Everybody is a series of book catalogues produced for Canada's independent booksellers. Each catalogue features a wide variety of books, selected by independent book retailers from across the country.
In the Fall 2013 gift guide, Read Me a Story, Stella gets more than a recommendation: a beautiful illustration for the book is splashed across the cover!
Marie-Louise Gay’s Stella — now a Canadian classic immortalized on our postage stamps — returns with the same ebullient imagination she displayed in the inauguralStella, Star of the Sea.
Stella’s wild, red mop of curls seems to have enough energy to power several states.
Read Me a Story, Stella celebrates reading in more ways than one.