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Gillian Chan

Photo: Today's Faces 1994

Gillian Chan was born in England and came to Canada in 1990. A graduate of the University of East Anglia, she taught in high schools for ten years and wrote in secret. Her move to Canada gave her the impetus to write full-time.

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I Am Canada: The Call to Battle. Scholastic Canada, 2012
The Turning. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2005
Dear Canada: An Ocean Apart - The Gold Mountain Diary of Chin Mei-ling. Scholastic, 2004
A Foreign Field. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2002
The Carved Box. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2001
Glory Days and Other Stories. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1996
Golden Girl and Other Stories. Kids Can Press, 1994


NAPRA's Nautilius Award for best Young Adult Book for A Foreign Field, 2002.
OSLA's White Pine Award for A Foreign Field.
Shortlisted, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award for A Foreign Field
Hamilton and Region Arts Council Literary Awards - best children's book for The Carved Box,, 2001.
Shortlisted, OSLA Red Maple Award for The Carved Box, 2001.
Shortlisted for BC Red Cedar Award for Dear Canada, An Ocean Apart for 2005, 2006
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