The Young Unicorns

Austin Family (Volume 3)

Madeleine L'Engle

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The Austins are trying to settle into their new life in New York City, but their once close-knit family is pulling away from each other. Their father spends long hours alone in his study working on the research project that brought the family to the city. John is away at college. Rob is making friends with people in the neighborhood: newspaper vendors, dog walkers, even the local rabbi. Suzy is blossoming into a vivacious young woman. And Vicky has become closer to Emily Gregory, a blind and brilliant young musician, than to her sister Suzy.
     With the Austins going in different directions, they don’t notice that something sinister is going on in their neighborhood—and it’s centered around them. A mysterious genie appears before Rob and Emily. A stranger approaches Vicky in the park and calls her by name. Members of a local gang are following their father. The entire Austin family is in danger. If they don’t start telling each other what’s going on, someone just might get killed.

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The Young Unicorns
OneWinter came early to the city that year. Josiah Davidson, emerging from the subway, his arms loaded with schoolbooks, shivered against the dank November rain which blew icily against his face and sent a trickle down the back of his neck. He did not see three boys in black jackets who moved out of a sheltering doorway and stalked him.Uncomfortable, unaware, he hurried along the street until he came to a run-down tenement. Here he let himself in through the rusty iron gate that led to the basement apartment.The three boys went silently up the brownstone steps and took cover

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Madeleine L'Engle

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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Unabridged Digital Audio

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Macmillan Young Listeners
September 2008
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427205827
ISBN10: 1427205825
Middle-Grade FictionAudio Run Time: 7:00
Age Range: 11 to 18
Grade Range: 6 and up
$14.99

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Square Fish
September 2008
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312379339
ISBN10: 0312379331
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 3/16 x 7 5/8 inches, 304 pages
Age Range: 12 to 17
Grade Range: 7 and up Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 820L
F&P Level A-Z: Q
AR Quiz Number: 44568
AR Points: 11

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
September 2008
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466814219
ISBN10: 1466814217
Middle-Grade Fiction256 pages
Age Range: 11 and up
Grade Range: 6 and up
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