Good Night Sam

A review of Good Night Sam by Marie-louise Gay

Published on April 1, 2004

Good Night Sam
Marie-louise Gay

Groundwood Books
$14.95
0-88899-530-X

The title character in Marie-Louise Gay’s Good Night Sam is the younger brother of Stella, who has starred in three previous books. Sam keeps Stella awake when he can’t sleep because he can’t find his dog, Fred. The siblings get out of bed to search the house for Fred, to no avail. A tired Stella calls off the search and suggests they resume it in the morning. When Stella and Sam return to bed, Sam discovers that Fred was there all along. The delicate mood of Gay’s watercolour images mirror the nature of Stella’s gentle interaction with Sam. mRb

Carol-Ann Hoyte is the Quebec English-language regional coordinator for TD Canadian Children's Book Week and organizer of monthly mixers for Montreal anglophone children's book authors and illustrators.

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