E.L. Konigsburg revisits the town of Epiphany to tell the story of Margaret Rose Kane, Connor's older half-sister. It's about the summer when Margaret Rose turned twelve--the same year that Cabbage Patch dolls were popular, that Sally Ride became the first woman to go into space, that El Nino turned the world upside-down. Margaret Rose begins her summer with a miserable experience at camp, from which she's rescued by her beloved, eccentric uncles. Little does she know that her uncles, in turn, need rescuing themselves--from a tyrannical city council determined to tear down her uncles' life work--three spectacularly beautiful towers that her uncles have been building since before Margaret was a baby. A rousing book about intelligence, art, and the fierce preservation of individuality, from EL Konigsburg.
Margaret, who played a supporting role in Silent to the Bone, here helps her uncles save their prized towers. In our Best Books citation, PW wrote, "The author once again ably demonstrates how one young person can make a difference." Ages 10-up.
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Awesomely awesome book
I really recommend this book and all other books by E. L Koingsburg
The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place
I loved reading this book so much.It showed the growth of emotions Margaret Rose the main character gains.It also speaks to fighting,for what you believe until you get it.