Results 1 – 30 of 48 Juniper by Monica Furlong and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at [edit]. Wise Child (); Juniper () (vt A Year and a Day); Colman (). The Paperback of the Juniper by Monica Furlong at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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As a kid, I might have identified more with Wise Child, but as an adult, I find myself wanting to be like Juniper. And as a parent, it’s such a thrill to remember that books like this exist and to look forward to reading this with my daughter.

Back inwhen she was only 23 – and lacking any sense of self-worth – Furlong had married the second furrlong who proposed to her, William Knights, who ran a newsagents. And it is a wonderful story from an excellent writer, one whose work mainly dealt with mysticism and the lives of certain Christian mystics.

Furlong’s autobiography, Bird of Paradisewas published in I read Wise Child 15 years ago and loved it so much that I introduced it to our students and staff at our wilderness school, Hawk Circle. Ik lees graag boeken uit het fantasy-genre — Harry Potter, De Hobbit — ik lees ze allemaal graag. As a freelance journalist, Furlong wrote for the Guardian between andwhere her contributions covered a variety of emotional and socio-sexual issues – as they had done at the Mail.

I wanted it more at ease, other angles, sense of humor view like Terry Prachett. Retrieved from ” https: The fact they stayed with me for all these years, makes me think they should get at least 4 stars. Sadly, the incompatibility had long been apparent to her friends and family. Oct 01, Cindy Hendricks rated it really liked it. Trivia About Wise Child Doran Her beautiful mother, Maeve, wants to take her back, and Wise Child is torn between being loyal to her mother and learning the art of witchcraft from Juniper.


This is a lost treasure junipfr fantasy young adult literature. It made me want to learn how to use a spinning wheel. Worth the read, especially for the younger reader.

Monica Furlong

Juniper accidentally leaves a tiny mistake in the weaving pattern of hers, which almost gets kuniper killed later. It sang the minor chords of pain and sickness, of injury and old age; for a few moments I felt I was an old woman with age heavy upon me. So far I have been reading some pretty short books this year!

I know a guy obsessed with the goodwill and he actually brags to me about getting “collectible” self-help books from the s. The Secret of Roan Inish.

Wise Child

Like many intellectuals, her life was, in some ways, a protracted search for truth, accompanied by frequent disillusionment, most notably with the organised structures of society. The Wise Child books take place in mostly-pagan early-medieval Cornwall, which is awesome.

I first read it when I was in 7th grade and my paradigm was being shaped. It’s certainly junipee enough as it is. Her relations with her mother, a sometimes caustic agnostic, were more ambiguous.

To ask other readers questions about Wise Childplease sign up. Wise Child is an endearing YA novel about a 9-year-old girl who is mentored by witch named Juniper. Monica Furlong’s Doran trilogy came to me at a time in my life when I felt particularly lost, and I’ve read them multiple times since. The characters are still memorable, the writing excellent, the story compelling — but there’s a level of wisdom and thoughtfulness that had me c This is a middle-grade novel for grownups.


An atmospheric story that will both satisfy confirmed fantasy fans and involve readers new to the genre. Jun 09, Erin rated it it was minica Shelves: This is a middle-grade novel for grownups. But Furlong writes so calmly that it’s difficult for those things to get their hooks in you.

Born and brought up in Kenton, Middlesex, Furlong always retained a nostalgic devotion to the suburbs. I LOVE this series.

Wise Child (Doran, #1) by Monica Furlong

You know the feeling of reading some really fun and interesting, and everything bad just faded away? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. While it’s full of good scenes, it doesn’t mesh much as a single volume. Juniper laughed, as she often did at things I said in those early days, but at once became quite serious.

But she was always on the lookout for good causes to espouse, and once she had thrown in her lot with the Movement for the Ordination of Women, and with the aims of secular feminism in general, she became to many women – a Obituary from The Guardian, Friday January 17 by Michael De-la-Noy Monica Furlong, who has died of cancer aged 72, would have achieved distinction through her writings alone.