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For a family with four kids, two dogs, assorted cats, and a constant stream of family and friends dropping by, life in the Austin family home has always been remarkably steady and contented. When a family friend suddenly dies in a plane crash, the Austins open their home to an orphaned girl, Maggy Hamilton. The Austin children—Vicky, John, Suzy, and Rob—do their best to be generous and welcoming to Maggy.

     Vicky knows she should feel sorry for Maggy, but having sympathy for Maggy is no easy thing. Maggy is moody and spoiled; she breaks toys, wakes people in the middle of the night screaming, discourages homework, and generally causes chaos in the Austin household. How can one small child disrupt a family of six? Will life ever return to normal?

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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.

About the Author

Madeleine L’Engle (1918–2007) L’Engle 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312379315
Author:
Lengle, Madeleine
Publisher:
Square Fish
Author:
L'Engle, Madeleine
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
General
Subject:
Situations / New Experience
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Social Issues/Death
Subject:
Dying
Subject:
Social Issues - New Experience
Subject:
Social Issues - Death & Dying
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Series:
Austin Family
Series Volume:
No. 1 of 5
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 Family tree diagram
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.76 x 5.22 x 0.645 in
Age Level:
from 11 up to 16

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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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