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Julie Lawson

Julie Lawson

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Julie Lawson was born in Victoria, B.C. and graduated from the University of Victoria with an Honours B.A. in French. She lived and taught in France, travelled extensively, and settled in rural East Sooke on Vancouver Island. She taught elementary school for 18 years. She now writes full-time--both picture books and novels for children. She conducts writing workshops for all ages and teaches courses in writing for children. She reads regularly in schools and libraries and speaks at festivals, workshops and conferences.

Victoria, BC


Cougar Cove. Victoria, BC: Orca Book Publishers, 1996.
Whatever You Do, Don't Go Near that Canoe!. Richmond Hill, ON: Scholastic Canada, 1996.
Too Many Suns. Toronto: Stoddart Publishing, 1996.
Fires Burning. Toronto: Stoddart Publishing, 1995.
White Jade Tiger. Victoria, BC: Beach Holme, 1993.


Sheila A. Egoff Children's Prize for White Jade Tiger.
Shortlisted, Canadian Library Association Children's Book-of-the-Year Award for White Jade Tiger; The Dragon's Pearl.
Shortlisted, Ontario Silver Birch Award for White Jade Tiger; Cougar Cove.
Shortlisted, Ruth Schwartz Award for The Dragon's Pearl.
National Parenting Publication Award, U.S.A. for The Dragon's Pearl.
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:


Presentation Length:
60 min.
Childrens Fiction
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