Wise Child (Mass Market Paperback)

By Monica Furlong

Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780394825984, 240pp.

Publication Date: November 18, 1989

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (2/24/2004)

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In a remote Scottish village, nine-year-old Wise Child is taken in by Juniper, a healer and sorceress. Then Wise Child’s mother, Maeve, a black witch, reappears. In choosing between Maeve and Juniper, Wise Child discovers the extent of her supernatural powers—and her true loyalties.

Praise For Wise Child

“Mesmerizing...rich in detail, high in excitement, and filled with unforgettable characters. The haunting cover by Leo and Diane Dillon will draw readers into this fine effort.”—Booklist.

“Many years after I first encountered Wise Child, I wrote Catherine, Called Birdy and The Midwife’s Apprentice. I didn’t realize until I reread Wise Child recently what a debt I owe to its author.”—Karen Cushman, from her foreward to Colman