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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.
©1960 Madeleine L'Engle, Renewed 1988 by Crosswicks, Ltd. (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

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"...[an] ode to faith and family..." ( Quin Hillyer, American Spectator)

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A Nostalgic Revisit

I found this listed in the recent kids book sale and I don't know if it was the impending holiday season or a sense of nostalgia, but I snapped it up. I read L'Engle's books to my children when they were young. Re-listening reminded me so much of all that wonderful read aloud time spent together.

This book really captured a strong sense of old style family life. It was filled with the clamor and excitement of grappling with growing up in a household full of people. To be certain, being published in 1960 makes a good bit of the action and approach seem dated. In fact, it probably offers a fascinating window into a very different world for todays young listeners. The writing centered itself around the family dinner table, written snail mail letters and a landline as your only means of communication and connection. In short, a blast from the pre-internet and constantly connected past.

To me this was a fun bit of nostalgia and might be a good listen together book to enjoy with your own children.



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Amazing Book!

This is a amazing book! It is wonderfully written and narrated. I recommend this book to any lover of The Wrinkle in Time series. 5 stars easy!

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An endearing family

My son and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the Austins. They're the family you wished were part of your family.

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👍👍👍👍👍

I liked Meet the Austins by Madeline L'Engle. The storyline was great and it was very intriguing! The performance by Maggi-Meg Reed was incredible. Her voice was crystal clear and you could adjust the speed and save your spot while someone else listened. I was actually reading this for a book club and I'm so glad that I am accustomed to this series!

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Wonderful!

I met Ms L'Engle and was able to spend a half hour with her talking about how much her writing mint me as I grew up. I wish I'd had a copy of this book for her to sign, because it was one of my childhood favorites.

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Classic

an American classic series. You can't go wrong with these books every child and adults should read them.