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Mama's "old country" ways were a source of frustration and embarrassment to twelve-year-old Karin, who wanted to be a "modern" Canadian girl. How could she know the harsh words between them would be the last words they ever spoke? With shocking swiftness Mama is gone, and Karin longs to be with her again. And when Mama's precious goldstone pendant is found, can Karin inter ...more
Paperback, 170 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by Fitzhenry & Whiteside
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I read this trilogy years ago, and was most put out when my dad skimmed through one of them (I was on my third reread) and said I wasn't allowed to read anything by Julie Lawson anymore (which changed after a while, cause my mom wanted me to read White Jade Tiger... which wasn't actully that good, but you know. Phase and all that. Let's move on). Now I understand why I was banned from the Goldstone books... they were weird... scarily weird. With ghosts. Ew. OK, that was just in the third book. B ...more
Julie Lawson is the award-winning author of many books for young people. Her novels include White Jade Tiger (winner of the Sheila A. Egoff Book Literature Prize and nominated for both the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award and the Silver Birch Award), Destination Gold, and The Ghost of Avalanche Mountain. Among her acclaimed picture books are The Dragon’s Pearl, Emma and the Silk ...more
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