09-17-2012 11:54 PM
I remember reading this book series as a young teen, and I thought my cousin would enjoy them, but I remembered that I couldn't recall the name of them. The first book is about a oung girl who ends up an orphan. The head of the town decides to basically auction her off to whoever wants her. She ends up with a couple that mistreat her, and puts her to work making lye soap, even though it's a dangerous job. I can't remember if there was another little girl that they had taken in, and she fell into the boiling lye, I could just be confused about this fact. The town ends up outraged with the couple and put the little girl up for auction again, but this time the only person that will take her is the town witch. She lives on th outskirts of town somewhere and takes the little girl in, even though the girl is frightened at first. The witch starts to teach her about magic and all that se knows. Eventually the girl becomes a witch. There's a but I remember about the town trying to take the girl away from the witch even though she's been the only person that has shown the girl love and compassion. The girl flees through a secret passage in the witches house. I can't remember what happens after that, but I can remember a part that happens later in the story. The witch told the girl about how each witch makes their own cloak, and that each witches cloack has specific colors. The colors come to the girls by natural instinct, and then the young witches weave the cloaks. I believe the girl ends up figuring out her colors, but that is where I left on in the series because the books were due at the Library. After that I couldnt remember the title of the book to borrow them again, so I never got to finish the series! Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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09-18-2012 12:01 AM
I should also mention that this is a young adult series of about two or three books. I borrowed them from the library around 2002-2005.
09-18-2012 02:39 PM
09-20-2012 04:31 PM
Hmmm, would it be Monica Furlong's Wise Child? The other books are Juniper and Colman. The lye thing did throw me off, but without that it might be Wise Child.
09-22-2012 02:29 AM