Madeleine L'Engle





Madeleine L'Engle

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

died
September 06, 2007

gender
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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,...more


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A Wrinkle in Time (Time, #1)
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 401,051 ratings — published 1962 — 131 editions
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A Wind in the Door (Time, #2)
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A Swiftly Tilting Planet (T...
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 54,702 ratings — published 1978 — 50 editions
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Many Waters (The Time Quint...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 24,693 ratings — published 1985 — 34 editions
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A Ring of Endless Light (Au...
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An Acceptable Time (Time, #5)
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 10,690 ratings — published 1989 — 16 editions
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The Arm of the Starfish (O'...
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 6,505 ratings — published 1965 — 13 editions
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The Time Trilogy (Time, #1 -3)
4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 4,754 ratings — published 1979 — 5 editions
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Meet the Austins (Austin Fa...
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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.”
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.”
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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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Please vote for the award winning book you would like to read during July.

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld (2009 Aurealis Awards)
 
  18 votes 20.5%

Looking for Alaska by John Green (Printz Award 2006)
 
  14 votes 15.9%

A Wrinkle in Time byMadeleine L'Engle (Newberry Meda, 1963)
 
  11 votes 12.5%

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer (Newberry and Printz 2003)
 
  10 votes 11.4%

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson (Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Winner & National Book Award Finalist 2009)
 
  8 votes 9.1%

Savvy by Ingrid Law (Newberry Medal 2009)
 
  7 votes 8.0%

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (Newberry Award 1978)
 
  5 votes 5.7%

Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata (Newberry Medal 2005)
 
  4 votes 4.5%

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (Newberry Medal 2000)
 
  3 votes 3.4%

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin (Newberry Honour award 2010)
 
  3 votes 3.4%

The High King by Lloyd Alexander (Newberry 1969)
 
  2 votes 2.3%

 
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Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins (Newberry Medal 2006)
 
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