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The Resource This is Sadie, Sara O'Leary ; with illustrations by Julie Morstad

This is Sadie, Sara O'Leary ; with illustrations by Julie Morstad

Label
This is Sadie
Title
This is Sadie
Statement of responsibility
Sara O'Leary ; with illustrations by Julie Morstad
Title variation
This is Sadie
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A young girl named Sadie spends her day playing, reading, making things, and using her vivid imagination
Pace
Tone
Review
  • Preschool-Kindergarten For industrious and imaginative Sadie, the days are never long enough: there are “so many things / to make / and do / and be.” Starting in the morning, while “old people” are still asleep, she pulls on her favorite green dress with a bright-red bodice and steps into a world where real friends mingle with storybook friends and imagination reigns supreme. She swims as a mermaid, takes tea in Wonderland, rides as a hero atop a white steed, and has an invisible set of wings that fly her “anywhere she wants to go,” but that always return her home. The pencil, crayon, watercolor, and gouache illustrations have a Wes Anderson air to them—see the cover, with Sadie standing in a field in a fox mask or building a fort while playing a record—that suits the spirit and charm of youthful imagination. The story’s text ranges from very simple to reader-directed longer passages, which seem slightly out of place. Although the look is unique, the story is well-worn. -- Smith, Julia (Reviewed 06-01-2015) (Booklist, vol 111, number 19)
  • /* Starred Review */ PreS-Gr 2 — Sadie is a young girl with a flourishing imagination that can transform a boring old box into an enormous boat on the high seas. She has loads of friends, some real and some she's met in the pages of a good book. In fact, it is Sadie's relationship with her books that form the basis for this charming tale. Every new scene demonstrates to young readers how books can be the gateway to fantastical worlds. There are clever nods to such children's classics as Alice in Wonderland and The Jungle Book , and Sadie's enthusiasm and joy in making the everyday extraordinary is a worthy message. This award-winning duo beautifully convey the magic that is to be found in reading or listening to a story. The appealing text is accompanied by lush drawings rendered in gouache, ink, and Photoshop that lend it a fanciful feel in the best way possible. With its leisurely pace and verdant illustrations, this book is a delight for bedtime as well as an excellent storytime choice paired with Crockett Johnson's Harold and the Purple Crayon and Peter Bently's King Jack and the Dragon (Dial, 2011). VERDICT A wonderful purchase for all collections.—Amy Nolan, St. Joseph Public Library, St. Joseph, MI --Amy Nolan (Reviewed April 1, 2015) (School Library Journal, vol 61, issue 4, p132)
  • 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. Striking an irreverent tone from the first page (“This is Sadie. No, not that. That’s a box. Sadie is inside the box”), O’Leary follows her raven-haired heroine as she sets sail in the aforementioned cardboard box, spends the day with friends (“Some of them live on her street, and some live in the pages of books”), and inserts herself into the stories she reads. “She has been a boy raised by wolves,” writes O’Leary as Morstad shows Sadie and a small pack of wolves howling on the jungle floor. Throughout, the warm, understated writing and rich, mixed-media illustrations emphasize that Sadie can be anything or anyone she wants—a snail, the Mad Hatter, a fairy-tale hero—and that, by extension, every reader wields the very same power. Ages 3–7. Author's agent: Jackie Kaiser, Westwood Creative Artists. Illustrator’s agent: Emily van Beek, Folio Literary Management. (May) --Staff (Reviewed March 9, 2015) (Publishers Weekly, vol 262, issue 10, p)
Additional physical form
Issued also in electronic format.
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Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
OLeary, Sara
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Morstad, Julie
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http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Picture books
  • Imagination
  • Storytelling
  • Books and reading
  • Imagination
  • Children's stories
Target audience
juvenile
Label
This is Sadie, Sara O'Leary ; with illustrations by Julie Morstad
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
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  • still image
Content type code
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  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055039095
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
1 volume of unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781770495326
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Label
This is Sadie, Sara O'Leary ; with illustrations by Julie Morstad
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055039095
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
1 volume of unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781770495326
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations

Library Locations

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