Troubling a Star

The Austin Family Chronicles, Book 5

Austin Family (Volume 5)

Madeleine L'Engle

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The Austins have settled back into their beloved home in the country after more than a year away. Though they had all missed the predictability and security of life in Thornhill, Vicky Austin is discovering that slipping back into her old life isn’t easy. She’s been changed by life in New York City and her travels around the country while her old friends seem to have stayed the same. So Vicky finds herself spending time with a new friend, Serena Eddington—the great-aunt of a boy Vicky met over the summer.
     Aunt Serena gives Vicky an incredible birthday gift—a month-long trip to Antarctica. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. But Vicky is nervous. She’s never been away from her family before. Once she sets off though, she finds that’s the least of her worries. She receives threatening letters. She’s surrounded by suspicious characters. Vicky no longer knows who to trust. And she may not make it home alive.

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“[A] sensitive, well-written story of a young girl who unwittingly becomes involved in high-risk political and ecological intrigue, set against the starkly beautiful background of Antarctica. This is a story that is perfectly seasoned with just the right amount of everything: intrigue, romance, coming-of-age angst. . . . L’Engle is a master.”—Kirkus Reviews, 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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Troubling a Star
The Austin Family Chronicles, Book 5
Madeleine L'Engle

Unabridged Digital Audio

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Macmillan Audio
Macmillan Young Listeners
September 2008
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427205865
ISBN10: 1427205868
Middle-Grade FictionAudio Run Time: 8:00
Age Range: 11 to 18
Grade Range: 6 and up
$14.99

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Trade Paperback
Square Fish
September 2008
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312379346
ISBN10: 031237934X
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 3/16 x 7 5/8 inches, 336 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 850LL
F&P Level A-Z: V
AR Quiz Number: 10650
AR Points: 12

$7.99

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
September 2008
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466814202
ISBN10: 1466814209
Middle-Grade Fiction336 pages
Age Range: 11 and up
Grade Range: 6 and up
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