White Jade Tiger (Google eBook)
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
This action-packed historical fantasy tells the story of a girl named Jasmine who accidentally travels back in time via a special door in Chinatown. Set in Victoria, BC, Jasmine discovers not only the working conditions of Chinese labourers on the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway through the Fraser Canyon, but also her own ancestry. I found this novel a little slow to get going, but compelling near the end due to the pacing of the plot. I am not sure why the author chose for Jasmine's mother to be killed in a car crash in the first chapter as this event had little bearing on the storyline. Winner of the Sheila Egoff BC Book Prize, 1993.
Review: White Jade TigerUser Review - Nicholas Kristoff - Goodreads
White Jade Tiger is an interesting book. It's about a girl named Jasmine who is having a "perfect day"; everything is going the way she wants it to be, even though she's having inexplicable nightmares ... Read full review