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Janet Lunn fonds [textual record, graphic material, object]. 



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

4 m of textual records and other material.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of correspondence both personal and professional, drafts of all of her published works to date (including the recent "The Story of Canada" co-written with Christopher Moore), and her unpublished short stories. Also included are photographs, letters from readers, articles, several wooden stamps, reviews and promotional material.

Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Graphic (art)
90: Open
90: Open
Textual records
90: Open
LMS container
from 1 to 47
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.
Other accession no.
1992-20 LMS

Terms of use

Copyright varies. The recipient of copies is responsible for determining whether material is subject to copyright and whether use of it does or does not constitute an infringement of copyright under the Copyright Act. Credit Library and Archives Canada.

Graphic material; textual records; objects Finding aid available. Consult archivist. 90 (Paper)

Biography / Administrative history

Author of children's books, editor, and reviewer, Janet Lunn was born in Dallas, Texas in 1928. She came to Canada in 1946, studied at Queen's University (1947-1950), and was nearly 40 when she published her first book, "The County", a history of Prince Edward County in Ontario. Lunn writes novels for young adults (often in historical settings), non-fiction about Canadian heroes and history, and has contributed text to several children's picture books. She was the children's editor for Clark, Irwin Publishers from 1972 to 1975, free-lance reviewer for other Canadian publishing houses, and lectured across the country on children's literature. She has adapted a fairy tale, "Twelve Dancing Princesses", which was named one of the 10 best children's books of 1979 by the Canadian Library Association. Among her other honours, she has received the Vicki Metcalf Award for the body of her work from the Canadian Authors Association (1981), and the Book of the Year for Children Medal by the Canadian Library Association in 1981 for "The Root Cellar".

Subject heading

1. Littérature de jeunesse Archives.
2. Children Literature Archives.