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

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Sadie is a small girl with a big imagination. She likes to make and do and be lots of different things. Maybe you're a bit like her?"--Jacket.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "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."
    • Notes:
      Issued also in electronic format.
    • ISBN:
      9781770495326 (bound)
      1770495320 (bound)
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    • ABNT:
      O’LEARY, S.; MORSTAD, J. This is Sadie. [s. l.]: Tundra Books, 2015. ISBN 9781770495326. Disponível em: Acesso em: 20 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      O’Leary S, Morstad J. This Is Sadie. Tundra Books; 2015. Accessed January 20, 2020.
    • APA:
      O’Leary, S., & Morstad, J. (2015). This is Sadie. Tundra Books. Retrieved from
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      O’Leary, Sara, and Julie Morstad. 2015. This Is Sadie. Tundra Books.
    • Harvard:
      O’Leary, S. and Morstad, J. (2015) This is Sadie. Tundra Books. Available at: (Accessed: 20 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      O’Leary, S & Morstad, J 2015, This is Sadie, Tundra Books, viewed 20 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      O’Leary, Sara, and Julie Morstad. This Is Sadie. Tundra Books, 2015. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      O’Leary, Sara, and Julie Morstad. This Is Sadie. Tundra Books, 2015.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      O’Leary S, Morstad J. This is Sadie [Internet]. Tundra Books; 2015 [cited 2020 Jan 20]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2015 June #1

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. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2016 Spring

With a chatty, gently humorous narrative, this evocative portrait of a busy, imaginative girl follows Sadie throughout the day, showing her pastimes and her friends, both real and imaginary. Spacious, delicately colored illustrations in gouache, watercolor, and pencil crayon offer a look at Sadie's world, which is full of stories she finds in books and--perhaps most importantly--stories she invents herself.

PW Reviews 2015 March #2

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. Illustrator's agent: Emily van Beek, Folio Literary Management. (May)

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