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'The Root Cellar' is a children's historical novel by Janet Lunn. It won the 1982 Canada Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award.[http://www.cla.ca/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Book_of_the_Year_for_Children_Award&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=2501 CLA Book of the Year for Children Award - Past Winners] In 1988 the book won the California Young Reader Medal


Twelve-year-old Rose Larkin is an orphan whose parents have died when she was only three years old. Rose originally lived with her grandmother. After her grandmother dies, she is sent off to live with relatives in Ontario, Canada. After being miserable about the way her cousins treat her, she flees down into a root cellar. There, Rose is transported back in in time to the 1860's and the American Civil War.

See also

*American Civil War

*The Hollow Tree


Category:1981 novels

Category:Children's historical novels

Category:Canadian children's novels

Category:Novels about orphans

Category:American Civil War novels

Category:Novels set in Ontario

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