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I belatedly put together a website for kids who love the T, to go with T-Ride, my children’s board book. It includes subway train pictures to print and color… … also suggested activities, articles, books, videos, and excursions for Boston kids who love trains and the T.

T Ride – A Boston children’s book for kids who love the subway

My new children’s book, T-Ride is officially out today. Book description: A colorful and exciting ride on the Boston T Subway for the Littlest Explorers [Click here to buy the book.] (Other books: On the Loose in Boston, On the Loose in Washington, DC, On the Loose in Philadelphia, On the Loose in New York […]

Eagerly anticipating a return to “the best kids’ ride in town” (Boston Globe illustrated article)

MORE THAN two years ago, inspired by my Boston subway-adoring son, I started work on a children’s board book about the joys of riding the T. In the following months, as a spate of high-profile transit mishaps ensued, some began jokingly suggesting that my project in progress should in fact be a humor book–or a […]

Podcast: Illustrator/cartoonist Sage Stossel on the Strip Search podcast

A conversation with Dave London and Pete Chianca on the Pet Peeves/Strip Search Podcast. [Click here to read the rest of the interview at David Wasting Paper.]

On the Loose in Boston on Mayor Walsh’s suggested youth reading list

I was excited to learn today that Mayor Marty Walsh included On the Loose in Boston on his suggested youth reading list: “If you’re looking for book recommendations, Boston’s Mayor Marty Walsh has you covered…” Click here to read the article by Dialynn Dwyer at More reception for On the Loose in Boston: Review […]

Starling on

I’m excited to report that starting today, my comic Starling will be serialized on GoGomics (online home of Peanuts, Calvin & Hobbes, Doonesbury, & many more). This is the link to the 1st installment from the beginning of the story. (It will update on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays). Click here to read Starling at […]

We’re Off to Harvard Square: Local Artist’s Illustrations Get Second Life

The first time Sage Stossel sat down to pen We’re Off to Harvard Square, she gave up. Stossel wanted to write and illustrate a children’s book, and figured the easiest way to go about doing so was to… Continue reading the article by Emily Cassel at Scout Magazine… [BOOKS: Starling, On the Loose in Boston, […]

On the Loose in Philadelphia (Children’s Book)

Cartoonist Sage Stossel created her “Find-the Animals” bestseller On the Loose in Boston in 2009, in which animals from Franklin Park Zoo escape and show up in settings from Fenway Park to Faneuil Hall. She followed it with On the Loose in Washington, D.C. in 2013, when the National Zoo’s animals got the same idea, […]

Graphic Novel STARLING

Click here to read Starling at Click here to read Starling at the website. “If Jane Austen had written this—and in an alternative universe, she could have—it might be called ‘Capes and Coffeebreaks’… The delightfully complicated and cannily crafted plot interweaves Amy’s romantic uncertainties with her super-heroic adventures… This whimsical romantic comedy injects […]

Children’s Book: On the Loose in Washington, DC

With simple rhymes and colorful, highly detailed images, cartoonist Sage Stossel creates a “Where’s Waldo?”-style hit, setting animals free from the National Zoo and challenging children to find them in settings from the National Mall to Georgetown, Dupont Circle, and the Air and Space Museum. Children will have a ball helping the keeper find a […]