The Root Cellar
It reminded me of many other books including Time At The Top, The Twins at Thatchem Quickett, A Long Way to Go, Homecoming, and The Secret Garden (mentioned in the book); all are books I’ve enjoyed.
I love that these people read!!!
There’s a wonderful family cat who doesn’t get enough page time, but is enjoyable when he’s around.
There are terrific descriptions of immediately post American Civil War circumstances for soldiers and other ci...more
But the story is a good one! The blending of history (War Between the States) and fantasy (a modern girl is able to travel from present-day to the 1860s via a magical root cellar) could have been a disaster-...more
I read this book almost last year and loved it!
If you like scary, (not too much of it is in this book but a little bit...) time traveling, History, and lots of imagination.... then read this book!
It was awesome. It is about a girl named Rose thats parents died and she lives with her grandma. When her grandma passes... she has to live with the dreaded aunt nan and uncle bob (i think...) and their houseful of boys.
She discovers that the house is very old and is sort of magical. (at least...more
Slipping back and forth between the present (1960’s Canada) and
the past (American Civil War 1860’s) may sound exciting, but it offers more challenges and danger, as well as rewards, than the young protagonist ever imagined. Upon the death of her grandmother, twelve-year-old Rose, an orphan in the relative-shuffle, is sent to live on her aunt’s farm, where once again she does not fit in. Feeling miserable, knowing she does not belong there and lacking friends h...more
This is what the book is ab...more
the story follows this orphan girl named rose who is sent to live with relatives after the death of her grandmother. rose is something of a tomboy and doesn’t really have any friends, so doesn’t feel like she fits in when she arrives and spends a lot of time by herself. one of the places she likes to spend time in is a root cellar near the house, and one day she goes into it only to find herself transported back in...more
The story is about a 12 year old orphan girl named Rose. Rose lived...more
[from my blog 'Reading in Winter']
I’m not sure what exactly drew me to this book. I had no desire to pick up my current read, The Blind Man of Seville, so I wandered around my home library and pulled The Root Cellar, by Janet Lunn, off the shelf and just started reading.
It really wasn’t what I had expected – not that I had heard of the book or really knew what it was about, aside from a root cellar and a young girl. Right when I thought I wasn’t going to be reading more books about time travel,
This book is probably due for a hunt-down-and-reread.
A beautiful story, I have wanted to read it again for many years but wasn't able to find a copy, until a lovely person in the US sent it to me via BookMooch. It was a delight to read it again.
The young heroine hides inside a root cellar and when she
climbs back out she meets a young girl from the past.
They have to go on a journey to bring the young girls brother home from war.
A delightful story with a strong female character.