WorldCat Identities

Ellis, Sarah 1952-

Overview
Works: 68 works in 271 publications in 4 languages and 11,017 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Picture books  Paranormal fiction  Humorous fiction  Board books  History  Nature stories  Young adult works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.E4758, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sarah Ellis
A family project by Sarah Ellis( Book )

34 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excited by the unexpected prospect of a baby, eleven-year-old Jessica and her family eagerly prepare for the changes the new arrival will bring to their lives
Next-door neighbors by Sarah Ellis( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Her family's move to a new town in Canada leaves shy twelve-year-old Peggy feeling lonely and uncomfortable, until she befriends the unconventional George and the Chinese servant of her imperious neighbor Mrs. Manning
The several lives of Orphan Jack by Sarah Ellis( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When, at the age of twelve, he is sent out from the Opportunities School for Orphans and Foundlings to be a bookkeeper's apprentice, Jack finds his heretofore predictable life full of unusual adventures
Pick-up sticks by Sarah Ellis( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and French and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Polly's rebellion against her unmarried, fiercely independendent mother comes to a head when they must find a new apartment
Outside in by Sarah Ellis( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lynn's own life is full with choir practice, school, shopping for the perfect jeans, and dealing with her free-spirited mother. Then one day her life is saved by a mysterious girl named Blossom, who introduces Lynn to her own world and family who are both more bizarre, yet somehow more sane, than Lynn. Blossom's own family is a small band of outcasts and eccentrics who live secretly in an ingenious bunker beneath a city reservoir. Lynn is enchanted and amazed. But when she inadvertently reveals their secret, she is forced to take measure of her own motives and lifestyle, as she figures out what it really means to be a family and a friend. This novel is smart, rich, engaging and insightful."--Provided from publisher
Ben says goodbye by Sarah Ellis( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Ben's best friend Peter moves away, Ben decides that he will move, too--into a "cave" under the kitchen table. Caveman Ben doesn't need any friends except his tame (stuffed) lion. He hunts for his food (thoughtfully left on a plate by Mom and Dad) and communicates in grunts. And in the safety of his cave he can imagine a world where friends control their own destinies and distance is no obstacle
Odd man out by Sarah Ellis( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While visiting his grandmother, Kip discovers his late father's secret notebooks, lists, and a confidential report that reveals a dangerous secret plan, but disaster strikes when he decides to reveal this information to others
Back of beyond : stories of the supernatural by Sarah Ellis( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twelve otherworldly stories which blend reality and unreality
Out of the blue by Sarah Ellis( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and French and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After discovering that she has a twenty-four-year-old half-sister, twelve-year-old Megan finds the well-defined edges of her life disappearing into confusion
The queen's feet by Sarah Ellis( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen Daisy's feet often misbehave by doing such things as wearing silly shoes, walking into a pond during lunch, and kicking a mean king in the ankle, until the queen and her advisors come up with a solution
Ben over night by Sarah Ellis( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben loves to play at his best friend's house, but when it's time for a sleepover all Ben can think about is going home. Ben's brother and sister try some creative solutions to help their younger sibling get over his fear
Big Ben by Sarah Ellis( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poor Ben. His sister is a big kid in grade five and his brother is a big kid in grade three. Ben is just a little kid in preschool. He can't swin, he can't use chopsticks, he can't even see out the car window. And worst of all, today is report card day. More than anything, Ben wants to bring home a report, just like the older kids do. But there are no report cards in preschool. Every once in a while, however, older siblings remember what it was like to be the little one. And Ben is about to get his very own report card, grading him on all the activities that little brothers do best
Next stop! by Sarah Ellis( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this fun tale, Claire sits right up at the front of the bus so she can help the driver. Then a special surprise passenger gets on! Simple, repetitive text makes it perfect for young readers" Cf. Our choice, 2001
From reader to writer : teaching writing through classic children's books by Sarah Ellis( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides anecdotes about sixteen children's authors, with information about their childhoods, reading habits, and sources of inspiration; and features a read-aloud passage and a writing activity based on each author's work
Waiting for Sophie by Sarah Ellis( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liam finds it hard to be patient while waiting for his sister to be born, then while waiting for her to grow up, so he builds something to speed up the process with the help of Nana-Downstairs
Ben and the scaredy-dog by Sarah Ellis( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New neighbors are moving in across the street, and Ben can't wait to go say hello and make friends. That is, until he notices that this family has a pet dog. Ben isn't so sure around dogs. The big jaws and big teeth make him nervous. But what Ben doesn't realize is that Max is an "old scaredy-dog" who feels nervous too. Can Ben overcome his fear and come to see eye-to-eye with a new kind of friend?
Salmon forest by David T Suzuki( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a walk in the woods with her father, Kate learns about the life cycle of the sockeye salmon, as well as its place in the larger circle of life
A prairie as wide as the sea : the immigrant diary of Ivy Weatherall by Sarah Ellis( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ivy Weatherall is just 11 years old when her family leaves England for the promised riches of Canada's expanding West. They've come to join her uncle for the available land, the lush harvests, and the opportunity for success. But in Milorie, Saskatchewan, their dreams crumble into dust when they reach Uncle Alf's small sod hut and discover that jobs are scarce, and that they can barely make ends meet. Ivy's relatives pack up and head back to England, but to Ivy, Canada is full of wonder and beginning to feel like home. There are challenges in her new life, but Ivy's feisty character and her sense of wonder for a prairie as wide as the sea make her adventure one that readers won't easily forget
A+ for Big Ben by Sarah Ellis( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben thinks he's too little to do anything until his older siblings produce his first report card, grading him on all the things little brothers do best
The young writer's companion by Sarah Ellis( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Playful drawings and lots of write-in space make this journal fun and appealing. Includes story starters, bibliographies, anecdotes and quotes from famous writers for inspiration" Cf. Our choice, 2001
 
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Next-door neighborsThe several lives of Orphan JackPick-up sticksOdd man outBack of beyond : stories of the supernaturalOut of the blueThe queen's feetBen over night
Alternative Names
Ellis, S.

Ellis, Sarah

Sarah Ellis Canadian children's writer

Sarah Ellis Canadian writer

엘리스, 사라 1952-

エリス, サラ

Languages
English (162)

French (10)

Spanish (3)

Japanese (3)