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Julie Lawson

White Jade Tiger

Winner of the 1993 Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize, long-listed for the 1995 Silver Birch Award
Jasmine is not sure she likes the idea of being stuck in Victoria while her father goes to China for a year. But on a field trip to Chinatown, she explores a curious shop in Fan Tan Alley and accidentally passes through a hidden door. She finds herself in Victoria's Chinatown of the late 1880's. Mistaken for a Chinese boy, she is soon caught up in a race through the Fraser Canyon to find a tiger amulet.
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