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Janet Lunn

Janet Lunn's children's books always make award and bestseller lists. She is the author of over a dozen books, from novels to picture books to the reference book for middle-grade students of Canadian history, The Story of Canada, which she co-authored with Christopher Moore. She won the CLA Book of the Year for Children Award for The Root Cellar, the Canada Council Prize for Shadow in Hawthorn Bay and the 1998 Governor General's Award for Children's Literature for The Hollow Tree.

Janet is a member of the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada. She is also the recipient of the Vicky Metcalf Award for Body of Work. In 2006 she received the Matt Cohen Award: In Celebration of a Writing Life. The committee citation for the award called her "a beautiful writer and a meticulous researcher" and commended her "leading role in the flowering of literature and the arts in Canada, especially of Canadian children's writing." Janet also worked on her family history for her children and grandchildren. She passed away in 2017.


Awards

The Story of Canada, Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2017

The Story of Canada, Commended, CBC Children's Book Panel Recommendation, 2016

Dear Canada: A Rebel's Daughter, Commended, Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, 2007

Dear Canada: A Rebel's Daughter, Winner, Ottawa Book Award - English fiction, 2007

Dear Canada: A Season for Miracles, Short-listed, Canadian Library Association Book of the Year For Children, 2005

Dear Canada: A Season for Miracles, Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2005

Dear Canada: A Rebel's Daughter, Winner, Canadian Railroad Historical Association (Pacific Coast Division) Plaque, 2004

Dear Canada: A Rebel's Daughter, Short-listed, Chocolate Lily Book Award (BC Children's Choice), 2004

Dear Canada: A Rebel's Daughter, Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award (Atlantic Canada), 2004

Dear Canada: A Rebel's Daughter, Short-listed, Canadian Library Association Book of the Year For Children, 2003

Dear Canada: A Rebel's Daughter, Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2003

Dear Canada: A Rebel's Daughter, Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2002

Books

Dear Canada: A Rebel's Daughter
The Story of Canada

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