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3.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 5 3.79 (34 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: E. L. Konigsburg Narrator: Molly Ringwald Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2004 ISBN:
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The summer she's 12, the same year that Cabbage Patch dolls are popular, that Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space, that El Niqo affects weather patterns worldwide and causes disasters on almost every continent of the planet Earth, Margaret Rose Kane must confront a catastrophe brewing in her own backyard.

Margaret is looking foward to spending the rest of her summer with her beloved great-uncles, Morris and Alexander. For the last 45 years, the uncles have been building three giant towers in their backyard from scrap metal and shards of glass and porcelain. But now, bowing to pressures from some powerful home owners, the towers have been declared a blight on the neighborhood. Even worse, the city council has voted to have them destroyed.

Margaret Rose is outraged. She knows the towers for what they truly are: irreplaceable works of art. To Margaret, the towers sing. They sing of the joy of making something big and beautiful out of bits and pieces; of integrity; but perhaps most important of all, they sing of history. And Margaret Rose is determined to make sure they always will.

This companion story to Silent to the Bone is a rousing tale of art, history, and the fierce preservation of individuality, as only the incomparable E.L. Konigsburg could write it.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie Buran | 2/13/2014

    " I really liked that the main character in this book didn't care what others thought of her. She was determined to be herself. Her uncles were very interesting Hungarian immigrants with colorful personalities that encouraged her independence. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shaina | 2/10/2014

    " I'm not so sure what to think of this book, i love the description of camp! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isabella Kuo | 2/8/2014

    " This book is quite interesting, I just started to read it. My copy is another version though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Crizzle | 2/5/2014

    " The protaganist, a preteen, only child, bright rich girl who (I'm surmising) doesn't have any friends her own age... kind of bugs me. She was annoying. The book was about fighting "the man" (incidentally, I can't think of one female [besides the protaganist] who was portrayed in a favorable light) and standing up against injustice. I admired how the author tied the two plotlines together. I didn't like the way Margaret spoke... it irked me. What twelve year old talks like that? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cookie Lopez | 1/29/2014

    " I don't know why this book was on my shelf at home...can't recall when I purchased it. However, I read it because I left my other book in my car, which wasn't home when I was ready to begin reading. I thoroughly enjoyed the story. Yay for YA! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanna | 1/19/2014

    " Nice easy read with a happy ending! My favorite part was Jake's description about how he needs to create. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carmaya Humble | 1/15/2014

    " Okay, this is probably one of my favourite books. I read it in the sixth grade, and I loved it. My favourite part is when she stays in the tree so they wont cut it down. (Don't worry, that didn't spoil anything.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tui H | 1/11/2014

    " Well, I mean, E L Konigsberg is always absolutely brilliant, I think I just wanted this to be a little more. Really lovely though. Star rating is conservative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annaka | 12/24/2013

    " Great book! I loved the characters and how Konigsburg tied the book up at the end. My favorite character is Margaret because I admire how stubborn she is, mostly. She is most definitely "incorrageable." 5 stars!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacob Chreky | 11/10/2013

    " A great book even if it is a bit strange. It will leave you thirsty for more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ♥ Tink ♥ (Paige) | 10/30/2013

    " Very good. Facsinating, gripping all that nonsense. Actually, it is just good, plain and simple. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rach Ashby | 9/16/2013

    " Fun read. However, I found the ending rather abrupt. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christina | 7/9/2013

    " I was able to skim this book and get the idea of what the book was about. There were times when the book was good, and there were times when the book was boring, and had too many details. This is not your typical E.L. Konisburg..I'm not sure why.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 6/29/2013

    " I really liked this one. It was sweet and sentimental which are not usually two things that do it for me in books. But, I really loved the characters in this book. They were each unique and powerful in some way. Even the dog. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 3/29/2013

    " It's hard to believe the author never heard about Simon Rodia and the Watts Towers in L.A., but anyway, I loved this book. Especially when Rose says, "I prefer not to." I would give this book to readers of Hilary McKay and Jane Birdsall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fort Lupton Library | 1/22/2013

    " Although this book is a young adult book, as an adult I loved it. It is a wonderful story about a young girl who is able to voice her views and stand up for herself. As she says, "I prefer not to....". Read this book and laugh, cry, rejoice and hopefully prefer to love this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie | 12/30/2012

    " A wonderful story about what a girl will do to save her uncles towers from being torn down . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Jones | 9/14/2012

    " I love this book so much. The charachters were so real, and the writing was excellent. I felt what the charachters felt. I was singing the British national anthem for the entire time I was reading it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 3/18/2012

    " aww, i loved this book. I loved especially the images of the towers and the way art is just so important because it IS. e.l., you're great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zofii | 12/25/2011

    " this is a really good book! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 7/6/2011

    " It wasn't amazing or groundbreaking, but it was nice. Between this book and the movie Secondhand Lions, I am feeling very deprived of eccentric great uncles. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ms. Foley | 5/23/2011

    " I really liked it up until the very end. The story was good and realistic until the author seemed to want everything perfect for the ending and some very unrealistic things happened. This could just be my problem though, because I like sad endings! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audrey | 5/12/2011

    " I liked it, well, I did up until the very end. I wasn't satisfied with how the author ended it. Despite a well-closed ending, the ending didn't meet my expectations and I wasn't so happy with the outcome of the towers' usage at the end. They deserved better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Juli | 2/14/2011

    " Exactly as cute as expected, a little more authentic than expected, and almost as whimsical as expected. Just what I needed. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 2/7/2011

    " It was the best book I've ever read, but I wished there was more to the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Storm | 1/4/2011

    " I didn't know what to think of the book when I first began reading. In fact, I thought it was dreadfully boring. I regretted that thought as I went on. I've never read a book like it...it will never leave my mind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tui H | 12/9/2010

    " Well, I mean, E L Konigsberg is always absolutely brilliant, I think I just wanted this to be a little more. Really lovely though. Star rating is conservative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacob | 12/7/2010

    " A great book even if it is a bit strange. It will leave you thirsty for more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christina | 11/10/2010

    " I was able to skim this book and get the idea of what the book was about. There were times when the book was good, and there were times when the book was boring, and had too many details. This is not your typical E.L. Konisburg..I'm not sure why.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 9/28/2010

    " I love this one! All the Bartleby references in the rest of the world make sense and hearing "Bartleby the Scrivner" did too. re-read 9/10 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenna | 9/7/2010

    " I think this book exhibits that when one is deeply passionate for a cause, they can make an impact, and in this case, save a masterpiece from being destroyed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 9/1/2010

    " I love Konigsburg's books! They're fairly easy reading, but with some layers of meaning. This one was particularly good. Great young adult fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 8/14/2010

    " This is probably my favorite Konigsburg title. I loved the quirky main characters and the role that art played in their community. I'd tell you more, but "I prefer not to!" *wink* "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 8/2/2010

    " This is a great book! I could barely put it down! "

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About the Author

E. L. Konigsburg is the only author to have won the Newbery Medal and be runner-up in the same year. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler won the Newbery Medal in 1968; in the same year, Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth was named a Newbery Honor Book. Almost thirty years later, she won another Newbery Medal for The View From Saturday. She has also written and illustrated three picture books: Samuel Todd’s Book of Great Colors, Samuel Todd’s Book of Great Inventions, and Amy Elizabeth Explores Bloomingdales. She wrote Silent to the Bone in 2000, which was named a New York Times Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Konigsburg lives in north Florida.

About the Narrator

Molly Ringwald's work in film is characterized by what the renowned New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael called her "charismatic normality." Throughout her extensive career, she has worked with such directors as Paul Mazursky, John Hughes, Cindy Sherman, and Jean-Luc Godard. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Parade, Esquire, and the Hartford Courant. She lives with her husband and three children in Los Angeles.