About the Author

Sarah Ellis

Sarah Ellis is one of Canada's most-loved children's writers. A former librarian, she is a highly sought-after children's book reviewer, literary jury member and speaker who lectures internationally on Canadian children's books. She is the winner of the Governor General's Award (Pick-Up Sticks), the Mr. Christie's Award (Out of the Blue and The Several Lives of Orphan Jack) and the Sheila A. Egoff Award (The Baby Project, Back of Beyond and Odd Man Out). Further accolades for Odd Man Out include the prestigious TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Master List, ALA Notable Book for Older Readers, Maine State Library Cream of the Crop List and OLA Best Bets - Top 10 Fiction for Children. Sarah Ellis has also won the Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work. Sarah is on the faculty of Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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A+ for Big Ben
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Friday is report card day. Robin is a big kid in grade five. She gets marks for her subjects. Joe is a big kid in grade three. He gets comments for his subjects. Ben is a little kid in preschool. There are no report cards in preschool.

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Ben and the Scaredy-Dog
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The new kid, named Erv, came to Ben’s house the next day with her mom and her dog. The dog’s name was Max. They all sat in Ben’s backyard.

Ben liked Erv right away. Erv was short for Minerva, like Ben was short for Benjamin. She could whistle, snap her fingers, blow a double bubble, and do a perfect cartwheel.

Ben didn’t like Max. Max left dog-slobber on Ben’s hand, and he gave a big, loud bark when he spotted Ben’s cat. But at least Erv kept him on a leash.

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Ben Says Goodbye
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Ben decided he would move too. Not across the world. Not across the country. Not across town. He would move under the table. He would become a caveboy.

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Cher Journal : À la sueur de mon front

Cher Journal : À la sueur de mon front

Flore Rutherford, 11 ans, enfant-ouvrière, Almonte, Ontario, 1887
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Cher Journal : Nuit fatale

Cher Journal : Nuit fatale

Dorothy Wilton, à bord du Titanic, Halifax, Nouvelle-Écosse, 1912
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Cher Journal : Une terre immense à conquérir

Cher Journal : Une terre immense à conquérir

Le journal d'Evelyn Weatherhall, fille d'immigrants anglais, Milorie, Saskatchewan, 1926
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Dear Canada Collector's Set #1

Dear Canada Collector's Set #1

A Prairie as Wide as the Sea/Orphan at My Door
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Dear Canada: A Prairie as Wide as the Sea

Dear Canada: A Prairie as Wide as the Sea

The Immigrant Diary of Ivy Weatherall, Milorie, Saskatchewan, 1926
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Dear Canada: Days of Toil and Tears

Dear Canada: Days of Toil and Tears

The Child Labour Diary of Flora Rutherford, Almonte, Ontario, 1887
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Dear Canada: Days of Toil and Tears

Dear Canada: Days of Toil and Tears

The Child Labour Diary of Flora Rutherford, Almonte, Ontario, 1887
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Dear Canada: That Fatal Night

Dear Canada: That Fatal Night

The Titanic Diary of Dorothy Wilton, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1912
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Dodger Boy

Dodger Boy

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At that moment Dawn came back. She was with a boy who was just about as opposite from the be-in as you could imagine, a kind of anti-matter of hippie. He had very short, tidy hair shaved up the sides of his head, and he was dressed in crisp jeans and a white T-shirt. He was so clean that he seemed to have a little halo around him. How was he staying so clean?

The second he arrived at the blanket, the sun peeped out.

“This is Tom Ed,” said Dawn. “He’s from Texas. He’s a draft dodger.”

Later, when Charlotte saw those T-shirts that declared, Today is the first day of the rest of your life, she thought of that moment.

The damp blanket, her muddy toes, the music in her pores, the hippie-sweet air, and the tall, bright-faced Texan.

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From Reader to Writer

From Reader to Writer

Teaching Writing Through Classic Children's Books
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Girls Own

Girls Own

An Anthology of Canadian Fiction for Young Readers
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Salmon Forest

Salmon Forest

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The Baby Project

The Baby Project

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The Several Lives of Orphan Jack

The Several Lives of Orphan Jack

by Sarah Ellis
illustrated by Bruno St-Aubin
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Book of Small, The

Book of Small, The

by Emily Carr
foreword by Sarah Ellis
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The Sky Is Falling

The Sky Is Falling

Puffin Classics
by Kit Pearson
foreword by Sarah Ellis
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