Madeleine L'Engle





Madeleine L'Engle

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born
in 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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A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkl...
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 449,588 ratings — published 1962 — 137 editions
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A Wind in the Door (Time, #2)
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A Swiftly Tilting Planet (A...
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Many Waters (A Wrinkle in T...
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A Ring of Endless Light (Au...
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An Acceptable Time (A Wrink...
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The Time Quartet Box Set (T...
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A Wrinkle in Time: The Grap...
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The Arm of the Starfish (O'...
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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.”
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.”
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