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Janet Louise Lunn
|Born||Janet Louise Swoboda
December 28, 1928
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
|Died||June 26, 2017
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
|Citizenship||Canada (from 1963)|
|Genre||Children's literature, fantasy|
|Notable awards||Order of Canada
Order of Ontario
Early life and education
Lunn was born in Dallas, Texas; she moved with her family to Vermont when she was an infant. In 1938, she moved again to the outskirts of New York City. In 1946, she came to Canada to attend Queen's University and married a fellow student, Richard Lunn. She became a Canadian citizen in 1963. They had five children and her husband died in 1987.
Janet Lunn published her first children's book, Double Spell, in 1968. From 1972 to 1975, she was a children's editor for Clark, Irwin Publishers.
From 1984 to 1985, she was the first children's author to be Chair of the Writers' Union of Canada.
Her works have proven to last the test of time and is deeply missed by those she has touched with her talent.
- Double Spell (1968)
- The Root Cellar (1981)
- Shadow in Hawthorn Bay (1986)
- The Hollow Tree (1997), winner of the 1998 Governor General's Award for English-language children's literature
- A Rebel's Daughter: The 1837 Rebellion Diary of Arabella Stevenson, Toronto, Upper Canada, 1837 (2006) - part of the Dear Canada series
- A Season for Miracles: Twelve Tales of Christmas (various authors) (2006) - part of the Dear Canada series
- The Story of Canada with Christopher Moore and Alan Daniel
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