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>Congrats to Sarah!

(photo courtesy of CNW Group)

Longtime Horn Book contributor (I swear, she must have started writing the “News from the North” column when she was twelve) Sarah Ellis has won the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award for Odd Man Out. And, in an oh-let’s-be-vulgar shout out to any civic-minded U.S. banking corporation, she gets 20,000 smackers. Canadian, which is like a million in our money, right?

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Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.



  1. Anonymous says:

    >I am delighted to be first to say Hurrah!

    Megan Whalen Turner

  2. Anonymous says:

    >What a great week for celebrating some of my favorite writers. Sarah Ellis, Tim Wynne-Jones, and Tobin Anderson all receiving major recognition for their contributions: very jolly indeed.

    The HB Awards ceremony was terrific. Brilliant speeches. Thanks to all!

  3. KT Horning says:

    >Not any more, it isn’t. The loonie has been steadily gaining on the U.S. dollar and is now at about .99. It’s a shame Sarah didn’t win back when she started writing for the Horn Book in Grade 6 — she’d have been a lot wealthier.

    Anyway, congratulations, Sarah! It couldn’t have happened to a nicer person.

  4. Anonymous says:

    >Sorry, kt, but this was the point of Roger’s joke, of course… With the value of the loonie going up against the US dollar, Sarah’s winnings are now worth *more* here in the US, not less…

    All the more reason to say, Huzzah!

  5. >Whatever the ultimate value, that 20,000 clams should help Sarah with her ongoing recovery from librarianship. (where did I read her describing herself as a recovering librarian?) — Betty in Minneapolis

    p.s. what a delightful grin in that photo.

  6. Monica Edinger says:

    >Congratulations, Sarah!!!

  7. Sarah Ellis says:

    >Thanks pals. I’m just as happy as I look in the photo. I think I was actually 32 when I started N. from the N. but 32’s the new 12, right? And the Canadian dollar is currently worth $1.03 U.S.
    — missgotbucks aka Sarah.

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