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Vicky Austin is filled with strong feelings as she stands near Commander Rodney's grave while her grandfather, who himself is dying of cancer, recites the funeral service. Watching his condition deteriorate as the summer passes on beautiful Seven Bay Island is almost more than Vicky can bear. To complicate things, she finds herself the center of attention for three very different boys: Leo is an old friend wanting comfort and longing for romance; Zachary, whose attempted suicide inadvertently caused the Commander's death, is attractive and sophisticated but desperately troubled; and Adam, her older brother's friend, offers her a wonderful chance to assist in his experiments with dolphins but treats her as a young girl just when she's ready to feel most grown-up.

Called upon to be dependable, stable, and wise, Vicky is exhilarated but often overwhelmed. Forces of darkness and light, tragedy and joy hover about her and at times she doesn't know which will prevail.

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"With customary grace and firm control of an intricate plot, L'Engle has created another irresistible novel about familiar characters, the Austin family. Vicky, 16, narrates the climactic events with Grandfather Eaton on a New England island, where he is living his last days." Publishers Weekly

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"With customary grace and firm control of an intricate plot, L'Engle has created another irresistible novel about familiar characters, the Austin family. Vicky, 16, narrates the climactic events with Grandfather Eaton on a New England island, where he is living his last days." --Publishers Weekly

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After a tumultuous year in New York City, the Austins are spending the summer on the small island where their grandfather lives. Hes very sick, and watching his condition deteriorate as the summer passes is almost more than Vicky can bear. To complicate matters, she finds herself as the center of attention for three very different boys.

     Zachary Grey, the troubled and reckless boy Vicky met last summer, wants her all to himself as he grieves the loss of his mother. Leo Rodney has been just a friend for years, but the tragic loss of his father causes him to turn to Vicky for comfort—and romance. And then theres Adam Eddington. Adam is only asking Vicky to help with his research on dolphins. But Adam—and the dolphins—may just be what Vicky needs to get through this heartbreaking summer.

Synopsis:

After a tumultuous year in New York City, the Austins are spending the summer on the small island where their grandfather lives. Hes very sick, and watching his condition deteriorate as the summer passes is almost more than Vicky can bear. To complicate matters, she finds herself as the center of attention for three very different boys.

     Zachary Grey, the troubled and reckless boy Vicky met last summer, wants her all to himself as he grieves the loss of his mother. Leo Rodney has been just a friend for years, but the tragic loss of his father causes him to turn to Vicky for comfort—and romance. And then theres Adam Eddington. Adam is only asking Vicky to help with his research on dolphins. But Adam—and the dolphins—may just be what Vicky needs to get through this heartbreaking summer.

About the Author

Madeleine L’Engle (1918–2007) was born in New York City and attended Smith College. She wrote more than 60 books, the most famous of which is A Wrinkle In Time (1962), winner of the Newbery Award in 1963. L’Engle continued the story of the Murry family from A Wrinkle In Time with seven other novels (five of which are available as A Wrinkle In Time Quintent from Square Fish). She also wrote the famous series featuring the Austin family, beginning with the novel Meet The Austins (1960). L’Engle revisited the Austins four more times over the next three decades, concluding with Troubling a Star in 1994. The story of the Austins had some autobiographical elements, mirroring Madeleine’s life and the life of her family. Madeleine L’Engle’s last book, The Joys of Love, is a romantic, coming-of-age story she wrote back in the 1940s, and is being published by FSG.

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a novel every young girl should read about accepting the joy in life despite the horrors of the world
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374362997
Author:
L'Engle, Madeleine
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Author:
L'Engle, Madeleine
Author:
ngle
Author:
le, Madeleine
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Adolescence
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Dolphins
Subject:
Dolphins -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Situations / Death & Dying
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Social Issues/Death
Subject:
Dying
Subject:
Love
Subject:
Romance
Subject:
Animals - Marine Life
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Social Issues - Death & Dying
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Series:
Austin Family
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
19800531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 CDs/9.5 Hrs
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 352 pages Farrar Straus Giroux - English 9780374362997 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "With customary grace and firm control of an intricate plot, L'Engle has created another irresistible novel about familiar characters, the Austin family. Vicky, 16, narrates the climactic events with Grandfather Eaton on a New England island, where he is living his last days." Publishers Weekly
"Synopsis" by ,
"With customary grace and firm control of an intricate plot, L'Engle has created another irresistible novel about familiar characters, the Austin family. Vicky, 16, narrates the climactic events with Grandfather Eaton on a New England island, where he is living his last days." --Publishers Weekly

"Synopsis" by ,
After a tumultuous year in New York City, the Austins are spending the summer on the small island where their grandfather lives. Hes very sick, and watching his condition deteriorate as the summer passes is almost more than Vicky can bear. To complicate matters, she finds herself as the center of attention for three very different boys.

     Zachary Grey, the troubled and reckless boy Vicky met last summer, wants her all to himself as he grieves the loss of his mother. Leo Rodney has been just a friend for years, but the tragic loss of his father causes him to turn to Vicky for comfort—and romance. And then theres Adam Eddington. Adam is only asking Vicky to help with his research on dolphins. But Adam—and the dolphins—may just be what Vicky needs to get through this heartbreaking summer.

"Synopsis" by ,
After a tumultuous year in New York City, the Austins are spending the summer on the small island where their grandfather lives. Hes very sick, and watching his condition deteriorate as the summer passes is almost more than Vicky can bear. To complicate matters, she finds herself as the center of attention for three very different boys.

     Zachary Grey, the troubled and reckless boy Vicky met last summer, wants her all to himself as he grieves the loss of his mother. Leo Rodney has been just a friend for years, but the tragic loss of his father causes him to turn to Vicky for comfort—and romance. And then theres Adam Eddington. Adam is only asking Vicky to help with his research on dolphins. But Adam—and the dolphins—may just be what Vicky needs to get through this heartbreaking summer.

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