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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,534 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Madeleine L’Engle, Madeleine L’Engle Narrator: Maggi-Meg Reed Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged edition Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Austin Family Series Release Date:
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Vicky Austin and her siblings must adjust to the presence of a new member of the household-Maggie Hamilton, who is orphaned when her father is killed in a plane crash. Maggie is at first petulant and spoiled, but gradually opens her heart to the Austins to become one of the family.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stacy | 2/17/2014

    " I am re-reading the Austin Family book series for young adults by Madeleine L'Engle. It's amazing to read the introduction by her grandkid (although not so much a kid anymore). The series is timeless and yet dated simultaneously. The tumultuous trials of growing up in middle class America are universal. However, things like running to answer the house phone and playing records are very 1960's. Madeleine was ahead of her time in discussing complex topics like the balance between science and faith and racial and social-class tolerance. The series does stand the test of time...in my book. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Danielle Davey | 2/15/2014

    " This is the book I've always wanted to read about ordinary family life. Madeleine L'Engle is able to see the beauty in the subtle plot lines of the everyday. I wish I had read this book when I was twelve. I'm already excited to share it with my (yet unborn) twelve year old daughter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Megan | 2/15/2014

    " wholesome "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maya Frank-Levine | 2/9/2014

    " Very nice portrait of a wonderful family. Makes you want to strive to be like them. "

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