About the Books
Meet Emily Murdoch, who lives with her parents and her two sisters in Victoria B.C., in 1896. Join Emily as she makes friends with her family's servant, Hing, a Chinese immigrant who has suffered much hardship, and come with her as she boards a streetcar headed for disaster. CLICK HERE
||Get to Know Her|
How does Emily spend a typical day in 1896? What does she long for? What is she afraid of? What would she think about the world we live in today? Find out more about Emily. CLICK HERE
Emily lived over hundred years ago. What was life like back then? How did families like Emily's get to Canada? How were Chinese immigrants like Hing treated? How was the city of Victoria founded? Learn about the late 1890s in Victoria. CLICK HERE
Get a glimpse of Canadian history on this timeline of key events from 1720 to 1949. CLICK HERE
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||Our Home and Native Land|
View a map of Canada to see where Victoria is located. CLICK HERE
||Q&A with Author Julie Lawson|
Meet the creator of Emily's story and find out why she was so fascinated by her subject. CLICK HERE
||Read a Chapter|
To read the first chapter of Disaster at the Bridge, CLICK HERE
To read the first chapter of Across the James Bay Bridge, CLICK HERE
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