A Ring of Endless Light

The Austin Family Chronicles, Book 4

Austin Family (Volume 4)

Madeleine L'Engle

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After a tumultuous year in New York City, the Austins are spending the summer on the small island where their grandfather lives. He’s very sick, and watching his condition deteriorate as the summer passes is almost more than Vicky can bear. To complicate matters, she finds herself as the center of attention for three very different boys.
     Zachary Grey, the troubled and reckless boy Vicky met last summer, wants her all to himself as he grieves the loss of his mother. Leo Rodney has been just a friend for years, but the tragic loss of his father causes him to turn to Vicky for comfort—and romance. And then there’s Adam Eddington. Adam is only asking Vicky to help with his research on dolphins. But Adam—and the dolphins—may just be what Vicky needs to get through this heartbreaking summer.

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“With customary grace and firm control of an intricate plot, L’Engle has created another irresistible novel about familiar characters, the Austin family. Vicky, 16, narrates the climactic events with Grandfather Eaton on a New England island, where he is living his last days.”—Publishers Weekly

“L’Engle has the magic storytelling gift that makes it a pleasure to lose yourself in her spell.”—Newsweek

“L’Engle writes eloquently about death and life with provocative passages that linger in the thoughts of the perceptive.”—Booklist, Starred Review

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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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A Ring of Endless Light
The Austin Family Chronicles, Book 4
Madeleine L'Engle

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Unabridged Digital Audio

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Macmillan Young Listeners
September 2008
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427205841
ISBN10: 1427205841
Middle-Grade FictionAudio Run Time: 9:00
Age Range: 11 to 18
Grade Range: 6 and up
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
May 1980
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374362997
ISBN10: 0374362998
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 336 pages
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 4 to 8 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 810LL
F&P Level A-Z: W
AR Quiz Number: 135
AR Points: 11

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September 2008
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312379353
ISBN10: 0312379358
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 3/16 x 7 5/8 inches, 352 pages
Age Range: 10 to 15
Grade Range: 5 and up Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 810LL
F&P Level A-Z: W
AR Quiz Number: 135
AR Points: 11

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September 2008
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ISBN: 9781466814196
ISBN10: 1466814195
Middle-Grade Fiction336 pages
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 4 to 8
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