Meet the Austins

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Macmillan, Sep 2, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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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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User Review  - akreese - LibraryThing

Going into this book I had no idea that it was the only book in this series that didn't have a fantasy or science fiction theme. Throughout most of the book I couldn't quite put my finger on why I was ... Read full review

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User Review  - krizia_lazaro - LibraryThing

A very easy read, you can read this in a day. It is an excellent book for children but not so suited for adults. It did not impact me the same way as the "Wrinkle in Time" series. I think L'Engle is ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The Telephone Call
5
The Scream in the Office
38
The Terrible Week
61
How Not to Have an Aunt in One Hard Lesson
94
The AntiMuffins
135
The Visit to the Stable
166
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MADELEINE L'ENGLE (1918-2007) was the author of more than forty books for readers of all ages, including the Newbery Medal winner A Wrinkle in Time, the Newbery Honor Book A Ring of Endless Light, and the first two books about Polly O'Keefe, The Arm of the Starfish and Dragons in the Waters.

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