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Wise Child

by Monica Furlong

Wise Child is about a girl who lives in a Scottish village. Her mother abandoned her when she was young, and her father is away at sea. Juniper takes Wise Child in. Juniper is talked against in Church about how she is a witch. Wise Child is scared of Juniper at first, but eventually loves her. Then disaster strikes the village-an illness. People blame Juniper as the cause and she is taken to a trial. Wise Child is asked many questions about Juniper at the trial. Things do not look good for Juniper. if she is found guilty she will be sentenced to death. Read this great book to find out what happens to Wise Child and Juniper.


If you read this book and end up liking it, you may want to try Coleman, the third and final chapter of this series.

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submitted by Hannah P., age 13
(October 11, 2009 - 6:49 pm)

I love this book! Juniper is so awesome! I love Wise Child too, even though you want to strangle her sometimes. Thanks for the tip about Coleman, Monica!!

submitted by Gwynne D., age 14
(February 29, 2012 - 10:26 pm)