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Groundwood Books

The Baby Project

Written by Sarah Ellis

For students in grades 3 - 7 | Published August 01, 1994 | ISBN 9781554980598
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / New Baby

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Regular price $9.95 CAD

144 pages
Digital Format

Also Available in Print

About this book

The Baby Project

Sarah Ellis

Jessica knew that the family meeting Dad had called for that evening probably wouldn't be good news. Family meetings usually meant Mum talking a lot and then the whole family getting involved in some project that left everything in a mess until they gradually forgot about it. But at school that day, Jessica forgot about the meeting. A teacher announced a new class project: They were to choose partners, pick an animal to study and present a paper. Jessica's partner would be her best friend, Margaret.

And so it was Margaret whom Jessica called with the tremendous news from the family meeting: Mum was pregnant. Margaret was nearly as excited as Jessica, and very quickly the two of them decided that instead of studying the duck-billed platypus for the school project, they would study babies. But all their reading, discussions and research did not prepare Jessica or her family for the drastic changes baby Lucie would bring to their lives.

About the Author

Sarah Ellis

Sarah Ellis has won the Governor General’s Award and the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, and she was recently nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the richest children’s book prize in the world. She is a masthead reviewer for the Horn Book and teaches in the MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Visit Sarah Ellis' website:

Awards and Praise
  • Winner Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize, 1986