Next Door Neighbours
Written by Sarah Ellis
Publication Date April 01, 1992
Desperate to fit in at her new school Peggy Davies tells her classmates that she owned a horse in the country -- a lie that will make her family's move to the city even more of a nightmare than she had imagined.
Will her new classmates find out the truth? If they do, will she ever find friends? Or will she have to turn for companionship to her neighbors -- Sing, who works for the wealthy woman next door, and George, the weirdest boy in the entire school?
Sarah Ellis is the author of sixteen books for young readers, including The Baby Project and Odd Man Out. She has won the Mr. Christie’s Book Award, the Violet Downey Book Award, the Governor General’s Award, the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize and the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award. Her books have been translated into French, Spanish, Danish, Chinese and Japanese. She is a masthead reviewer for the Horn Book Magazine and was recently writer-in-residence at the Toronto Public Library.In 2013 Sarah was nominated for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, children’s literature’s richest prize. She was also honored with the 2013 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence.Sarah teaches in the MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.