On a trip to Chinatown, 13-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 Canadian 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....