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Sarah Ellis (born May 19, 1952 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian children's author. She is known for her novels Pick Up Sticks, Out of the Blue, and Odd Man Out. Ellis has authored three Dear Canada books, including A Prairie as Wide as the Sea, Days of Toil and Tears, and That Fatal Night.

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Ellis is a children's writer and librarian. She attended the University of British Columbia, where she received a Bachelor of Arts honours in 1973 and a Master of Library Science in 1975. She has worked as a librarian in Toronto and Vancouver, and has also written reviews for Quill and Quire. Ellis teaches writing at the Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a masthead reviewer for The Hornbook.

Her numerous literary awards include the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence; the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award for Odd Man Out; the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize for Odd Man Out, Back of Beyond, and The Baby Project; the Mr. Christie's Book Award and the IODE Violet Downey Award for Out of the Blue and The Several Lives of Orphan Jack; and the Governor General's Award for English-language children's literature for Pick Up Sticks.

Ellis currently resides in Vancouver.

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