Meet the Austins - CANCELLED (Compact Disc)
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.
"...[an] ode to faith and family..."--Quin Hillyer, American Spectator
The librarian of Auschwitz was set in the Jewish confinement camps during WWII. THe new setting gave our hero Dita courage and spirit to spread knowledge amog the children by using the most outlawed item in camp, books. Iturbe tells us a beautiful story full of hardships and pain and made me realize that the Jews of WWII were some of the strongest people that I have ever known. - Kaitlyn, customer age 12