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The Moorchild (1996)

by Eloise McGraw

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Feeling that she is neither fully human nor "Folk," a changeling learns her true identity and attempts to find the human child whose place she had been given.
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    The Field Guide by Holly Black (Bitter_Grace)
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    The Half Child by Kathleen Hersom (HollyMS)
    HollyMS: Both books take a look at the concept of changelings, but in very different ways.
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    The New Policeman by Kate Thompson (Bitter_Grace)
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    The Last of the High Kings by Kate Thompson (Bitter_Grace)
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A lovely book with a sympathetic oddball main character. ( )
  akbooks | Sep 12, 2019 |
Half Folk and half human, Saaski is forced to become a changeling and tries her best to find her place in the human world. She finally finds herownself along the way, of course.
A good story, well-enough told with some solid characters. ( )
  electrascaife | Nov 5, 2017 |
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Changeling: an ugly, stupid or strange child superstitiously believed to have been left by fairies in place of a pretty, charming child.
-Random House Dictionary, Unabridged Ed.
The fairies' normal method was to steal an unchristened child, who had not been given the proper protection, out of the cradle and to leave a substitute in its place. . . .The true changelings are those fairy creatures who replace the stolen babies.
-An Encyclepedia of Fairies by Katherine Briggs
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To all children who have ever felt different.
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It was Old Bess, the Wise Woman of the village, who first suspected that the baby at her daughter's house was a changeling.
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Feeling that she is neither fully human nor "Folk," a changeling learns her true identity and attempts to find the human child whose place she had been given.

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