Madeleine L'Engle





Madeleine L'Engle


Born
in New York City, New York, The United States
November 29, 1918

Died
September 06, 2007

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Madeleine L'Engle was an American writer best known for her Young Adult fiction, particularly the Newbery Medal-winning A Wrinkle in Time and its sequels A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, and Many Waters. Her works reflect her strong interest in modern science: tesseracts, for example, are featured prominently in A Wrinkle in Time, mitochondrial DNA in A Wind in the Door, organ regeneration in The Arm of the Starfish, and so forth.

"Madeleine was born on November 29th, 1918, and spent her formative years in New York City. Instead of her school work, she found that she would much rather be writing stories, poems and journals for herself, which was reflected in her grades (not the best). However, she was not discouraged.

At age 12,
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Average rating: 4.04 · 854,134 ratings · 25,995 reviews · 112 distinct works · Similar authors
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A Wind in the Door (A Wrink...

4.08 avg rating — 85,717 ratings — published 1973 — 61 editions
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A Swiftly Tilting Planet (A...

4.12 avg rating — 68,228 ratings — published 1978 — 53 editions
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Many Waters (Time Quintet, #4)

4.01 avg rating — 31,565 ratings — published 1986 — 38 editions
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A Ring of Endless Light (Au...

4.13 avg rating — 15,549 ratings — published 1980 — 21 editions
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An Acceptable Time (A Wrink...

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The Arm of the Starfish (O'...

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“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
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“A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”
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“A self is not something static, tied up in a pretty parcel and handed to the child, finished and complete. A self is always becoming.”
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