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by Monica Furlong

ePub JUNIPER download
Monica Furlong
Knopf Books for Young Readers; Stated First American Edition edition (May 21, 1991)
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Monica Furlong (17 January 1930 – 14 January 2003) was a British author, journalist, and activist. She was born at Kenton near Harrow, north-west of London and died at Umberleigh in Devon. An obituary called her the Church of England's "most influential and creative layperson of the post-war period. Many of Furlong’s books reflected a deep interest in religion and spirituality.

Monica Furlong writes childhood emotions that ring true. Once again, 10/10 for having everything in a book that Shannon could ask for - witches, crafts, lessons, a strong guardian/child relationship, empathy, and an understandable antagonist.

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Many of Furlong’s books reflected a deep interest in religion and spirituality. She also wrote a popular series of children's novels set in medieval England and Scotland: Wise Child, Juniper, and Colman. She wrote biographies of John Bunyan, Trappist monk Thomas Merton, Thérèse of Lisieux, and Alan Watts, as well as books covering such diverse topics as the spiritual life of aboriginals, medieval women mystics, and the Church of England. Furlong's autobiography, Bird of Paradise, was published in 1995

Though Juniper enjoys the easy life of a medieval princess, she chooses to learn about herbs, healing, and the magic within nature from her strange and difficult godmother. As her training comes to an end, Juniper discovers that her power-hungry aunt is using black magic to seize the throne. Juniper must use her as-yet-untested powers to stop her—before the kingdom is destroyed!From the Paperback edition.
  • I have no complaints about this book. It was well paced, there were no obvious plot holes, it was well edited, and it held my attention. It was similar to "Wise Child", which I appreciated, but different enough not to feel redundant. I was happy to learn more about Juniper's past and how she became a doran.

  • This is a touching coming of age story about Ninnoc, a Princess of medieval Cornwall. Here she studies to become a Doran (good witch). She must battle against a relative/antagonist and save her beloved family, friends and home. The pacing is rather slow, but the characters are realistic, amusing and likeable. There's a lot of pleasant daily life scenes, and the children were rather sweet. I liked the glimpse into Juniper and Finbar's childhood, and how they met. This is book 2 of the Wise Child series. I preferred Wise Child, but this was still a good book.

  • I'm a guy (you know the drill - testosterone has me rooting for the robots in the terminator movies) with 3 young daughters and so story time for me can be it's own kind of hell, overpopulated with too many thoughtful ponies, joyous princesses and other terrors from the Id.

    Juniper at least is a story that can engross a child while being satisfying to the adult reader. I never once had the urge to plunge my head through the sheetrock in the bedroom whereas when forced to read stories like the Pony Pals, that's all I can think about. The wise women in Juniper are are a bit too knowing and all seeing, the plot a bit formulaic but other than that, it's a story of growing up, persistence against adversity good and evil, courage and adventure and some things in between. Same holds through the rest of the trilogy: Wise Child and Colman though they're not written in order.

    I suspect that these stories catch the mind of young girls more than boys and are aimed more at a female audience. I don't know if I would have read it by myself, but with mission to read to my daughters, it was an enjoyable journey. I could see adult women enjoying this for it's own sake. In any case the books of this trilogy are well above the average children's fare for girls or for boys. Definitely worth the price of admission.

  • As one who enjoys fantasy, I found Juniper a fairly satisfying and magical read. I thought the beginning third of the book was very strong. The characters were well developed, the plot had all the traditional elements of good vs. evil and the magic of the dorans is well laid out.
    As the book progressed, I found myself being somewhat critical over certain aspects of the story, in particular the characters. They just started to seem two dimensional to me, a bit stereotypical. For example, the evil sorceress Meroot was rather predicable in her actions. Actually, many of the characters were very predicable a la fairy tales of their behaviors.
    As one who has read many magical fantasies, the initiation scene with Juniper and Trewyn in the hut naked breathing in green wood smoke just didn't work for me. Then suddenly they could move things all over the room. It seemed "over the top" regarding believability, even in a fantasy. At times, it seemed that the author, who clearly did her research especially in the art of spinning and weaving, threw many different elements of fantasy into the cauldron. Some of it worked;other aspects just seemed as if they were put in just because. There were many loose ends that either came together far too easily and conveniently, or conversely were left up in the air.
    Although I enjoyed the first half of the book, the ending was disappointing to me. I am looking forward to reading Wise Child.

  • This book is absolutely magical !! Would highly recommend for children and adults alike ! :)

  • My daughters love this book 20 years ago, and my granddaughter enjoyed it this summer.

  • I read this book a long time ago, and I wanted to get a copy. I finally found it here, and will be reading it again soon. It came quickly, very well shipped. Thanks

  • A really great series, especially for young girls. Very powerful.