Sarah Ellis is the Writer in Residence at the TPL Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books

Sarah Ellis will be the Writer in Residence at the Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books, Toronto Public Library, February 1, 2012 to May 31, 2012.

Sarah Ellis is a contemporary Canadian children’s author. Her works include Back of Beyond, The Baby Project, Out of the Blue and Next Stop.

Sarah didn’t start writing stories until her thirties. She said she gets her ideas from “memories, anecdotes people tell me, radio interviews, dreams, newspaper articles, family stories, being curious, observing the world, (and) paying attention.”

In 1991, Sarah won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Pick Up Sticks. She is also the recipient of the 2007 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award for Odd Man Out, and the Vicky Metcalf Body of Work Award. Her books have now been published in five countries.

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