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Dundurn Winter 2017 Kids & Teen

White Jade Tiger
25th Anniversary Edition
By (author): Julie Lawson
Julie Lawson


Dundurn Press - Toronto



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


Juvenile: Age (years) 9 - 12, Reading age 9 - 12
Dec 17, 2016
$13.99 CAD


8in x 5 x 0.5 in | 160 gr

Page Count:

216 pages
Dundurn Press
JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Canada / Post-Confederation (1867-)
Children’s / Teenage fiction: Historical fiction|Children’s / Teenage fiction: Fantasy|Children’s / Teenage general interest: Countries, cultures and national identity|c 1880 to c 1889|Relating to Asian American people
Vancouver Island
Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize 1993, Winner Silver Birch Award 1995, Short-listed CLA Book of the Year Award 1995, Runner-up CCBC’s Best Books for Kids & Teens (Spring 2017) 2017, Commended
  • Short Description
On a trip to Chinatown in Victoria, British Columbia, thirteen-year-old Jasmine falls through a doorway back to the 1880s, and finds herself in caught up in a scramble for a lost amulet — and a race against time. Will she ever make it back home?
On a trip to Chinatown, thirteen-year-old Jasmine steps through a doorway back in time and finds herself in the 1880s.

1994 Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize — Winner
1994 Candian Library Association Book of the Year Award — Runner-up
1995 Silver Birch Award — Shortlisted
CCBC’s Best Books for Kids & Teens (Spring 2017) Selection

Jasmine is not sure she likes the idea of being stuck in Victoria while her father goes to China. But on a field trip to Chinatown, she changes her mind. Passing through a doorway in Fan Tan Alley, she mysteriously finds herself in the early 1880s. Adventure begins with a new friend, a journey to the Fraser Canyon during the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and a search for an ancient amulet. But Jasmine is not the only one searching for the white jade tiger…

  • Explores the history of Chinese workers in nineteenth-century B.C., and how its impacts are still felt there today
  • A high-stakes adventure with a driven girl protagonist lost back in time
  • Also addresses 20th-century family issues and themes of growing up
  • Author is a well-connected, award-winning writer of YA fiction
  • First edition sold over 6,300 copies
  • Winner of the 1993 Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize; shortlisted for the Silver Birch Award and the CLA Book of the Year Award

Julie Lawson is the author of more than twenty children’s and young adult titles. Her books have won the Sheila A. Egoff Award and been nominated for numerous awards, including various Forest of Reading Awards and the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

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Free downloadable teacher resource guide

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Launch event, Victoria
In-person and digital classroom presentations

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Cover and sample chapter reveal
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Digital Reader Copies available: NetGalley, Edelweiss
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Targeted media and blogger review mailings
Advance Reading Copies available, enhanced quantity
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Niche marketing to associations and interest groups

Shelf talkers

Book hashtag: #WhiteJadeTiger
Author Website: www.julielawson.ca

? This is a complex and ambitious first novel. Lawson skilfully interweaves the narratives of present and past, exploring the concerns of each on many levels. The examination of racism and greed in B.C.'s early days is well integrated into the narrative. - Quill and Quire, starred review

Lawson successfully combines a very real sense of period, a vivid portrait of the lives of the Chinese workers who built the railway, and an exciting adventure. - Vancouver Sun

Julie Lawson has written a story so well grounded in real-life Victoria, B.C., now and in 1881, that the fantasy of time travel between our time and the past seems natural and necessary. White Jade Tiger is successful, both at telling a gripping story and finishing it in a satisfying, believable way. - Victoria Times-Colonist

White Jade Tiger opens up a window onto another world, and allows recognition of the riches inherent in another culture. - Kathleen Bailey

Lawson’s considerable ability to bring her characters to life, and the adept use of dialogue and description, make this a highly recommended book. - Joyce L. White

Very useful and interesting additions to the novel are the chronology of the history of the Chinese in Canada and the “Historical Note.” - Canadian Materials

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