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Juniper by Monica Furlong
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Nov 06, 10

bookshelves: ya, fantasy, strong, women

This book is a prequel to "Wise Child", though both of them can be read as stand alones. Ninnoc is the prized and pampered daughter of a king, who eventually is sent away to live with a wise relative in the woods. Her god mother is a gruff and cranky peasant, and life in a shack in the forest is quite different from life in a castle with servants. This book is short in length, but rich in the kinds of details that make a story come to life.
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