Vicky austin's family does one special thing each day of december to prepare for christmas. this year, they're also preparing for the birth of a new brother or sister, due after the new year. vicky is worried that the baby will come early―what kind of christmas eve would it be without mother to help them hang up stockings and sing everyone to sleep with carols?
A revised edition, including one section of the manuscript that was omitted in the original publication. vicky austin and her siblings must adjust to the presence of a new member of the household-maggy hamilton, who is orphaned when her father is killed in a plane crash. maggy is at first petulant and spoiled, but gradually opens her heart to the austins to become one of the family.
Vicky austin is filled with uncertainties about everything. her parents call it vicky's "difficult year." but fourteen-year-old vicky is not so consumed with her problems that she can't enjoy the exciting adventures of her family's summer cross-country camping trip.in the course of their travels vicky meets zachary, an intriguing but troubled boy who latches on to vicky. and still another boy, andy, altogether different from zachary, soon becomes his rival.far from the comfort and security that the family has always known, and in spite of the trials they encounter on
They had been standing around the lamp, looking at emily holding it in her strong fingers, rubbing it. certainly none of them, not even rob, expected to hear a sepulchral voice behind them."you called me?"they swung around...
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,
For her birthday, vicky receives the gift of a trip to the antarctic, where her friend adam eddington is working as a marine biologist. but as vicky meets her fellow travelers, it quickly becomes clear that some of them are not what they seem. vicki's trip into adventure becomes a journey into icy danger.
For more than fifty years, madeleine l'engle has delighted and inspired readers with her warm, eloquent prose and inspirational poetry. she continues this tradition with miracle on 10th street, a collection of poignant writings and reflections that give readers a glimpse of how the wonder of christmas resonates in her personal life, which deeply involves her family and faith: "i think back to that christmas when my husband and i did not know whether our little girl would live to grow up," she writes. "between that christmas and this, there