Madeleine L'Engle





Madeleine L'Engle

Author profile


born
in New York, The United States
November 29, 1918

died
September 06, 2007

gender
female

website

genre


About this author

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,...more


Average rating: 4.04 · 628,002 ratings · 20,399 reviews · 102 distinct works · Similar authors
A Wrinkle in Time (Time, #1)
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 382,080 ratings — published 1962 — 127 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Wind in the Door (Time, #2)
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 66,520 ratings — published 1973 — 54 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Swiftly Tilting Planet (T...
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 53,081 ratings — published 1978 — 49 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Many Waters (The Time Quint...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 23,417 ratings — published 1985 — 34 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Ring of Endless Light (Au...
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 12,868 ratings — published 1980 — 19 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
An Acceptable Time (Time, #5)
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 10,363 ratings — published 1989 — 16 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Time Quartet Box Set (T...
by
4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 8,449 ratings — published 1989 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Arm of the Starfish (O'...
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 6,343 ratings — published 1965 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Time Trilogy (Time, #1 -3)
4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 4,684 ratings — published 1979 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Troubling a Star (Austin Fa...
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 4,967 ratings — published 1994 — 12 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Madeleine L'Engle…
A Wrinkle in Time A Wind in the Door A Swiftly Tilting Planet Many Waters An Acceptable Time
The Time Quintet (5 books)
by
4.0572805109910846 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 548,581 ratings

A Wrinkle in Time A Wind in the Door A Swiftly Tilting Planet Many Waters The Arm of the Starfish Dragons in the Waters A House Like a Lotus
Kairos (8 books)
by
4.044009328947681 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 547,543 ratings

Meet the Austins The Moon by Night The Twenty-Four Days Before... The Young Unicorns A Ring of Endless Light The Anti-Muffins Troubling a Star
Austin Family (9 books)
by
3.923593268242549 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 31,136 ratings

The Arm of the Starfish Dragons in the Waters A House Like a Lotus An Acceptable Time
O'Keefe Family (4 books)
by
3.8262979784486597 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 22,458 ratings

A Circle of Quiet The Summer of the Great-Gra... The Irrational Season Two-Part Invention: The Sto...
Crosswicks Journals (4 books)
by
4.188719881545295 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 7,429 ratings

More series by Madeleine L'Engle…
“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.”
Madeleine L'Engle

“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.”
Madeleine L'Engle, A Circle of Quiet

“A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”
Madeleine L'Engle

Polls

More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Book Challenge: Sarah's 2008 Book Challenge v2.0 - Fini! 5 955 Dec 29, 2008 09:31AM  
Pick-a-Shelf: 12 Books of Christmas - the Official Game Room 254 304 Jan 11, 2009 10:24PM  
Wild Things: YA G...: Hi from New Mexico 5 59 Apr 28, 2009 03:41PM  
Wild Things: YA G...: What We Are Reading Now 5 50 May 25, 2009 07:48AM  
Paranormal & ...: Audiobooks: Do You Listen? 64 221 Jul 28, 2009 07:56AM