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Madeleine L'Engle

Madeleine L'Engle
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Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007) was the Newbery Medal-winning author of more than 60 books, including the much-loved A Wrinkle in Time. Born in 1918, L'Engle grew up in New York City, Switzerland, South Carolina and Massachusetts. Her father was a reporter and her mother had studied to be a pianist, and their house was always full of musicians and theater people. L'Engle graduated cum laude from Smith College, then returned to New York to work in the theater. While touring with a play, she wrote her first book, The Small Rain, originally published in 1945. She met her future husband, Hugh Franklin, when they both appeared in The Cherry Orchard. Upon becoming Mrs. Franklin, L'Engle gave up the stage in favor of the typewriter. In the years her three children were growing up, she wrote four more novels. Hugh Franklin temporarily retired from the theater, and the family moved to western Connecticut and for ten years ran a general store. Her book Meet the Austins, an American Library Association Notable Children's Book of 1960, was based on this experience. Her science fantasy classic A Wrinkle in Time was awarded the 1963 Newbery Medal. Two companion novels, A Wind in the Door and A Swiftly Tilting Planet (a Newbery Honor book), complete what has come to be known as The Time Trilogy, a series that continues to grow in popularity with a new generation of readers. Her 1980 book A Ring of Endless Light won the Newbery Honor. L'Engle passed away in 2007 in Litchfield, Connecticut.

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Intergalactic P.S. 3

Intergalactic P.S. 3

Written by Madeleine L'Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel
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A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel

Madeleine L'Engle; adapted & illustrated by Hope Larson
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A graphic novel adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, soon to be a major motion picture.

The world already knows Meg and Charles Wallace...

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The Wrinkle in Time Quintet
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The Wrinkle in Time Quintet

A Wrinkle in Time Quintet

Madeleine L'Engle
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Over fifty years ago, Madeleine L'Engle introduced the world to A Wrinkle in Time and the wonderful and unforgettable characters Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, and their friend Calvin O'Keefe....

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A Wrinkle in Time Trilogy
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A Wrinkle in Time Trilogy

A Wrinkle in Time Quintet

Madeleine L'Engle
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Fifty years ago, Madeleine L'Engle introduced the world to A Wrinkle in Time and the wonderful and unforgettable characters Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, and their friend Calvin O'Keefe....

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A Wrinkle in Time Trilogy
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A Wrinkle in Time Trilogy

A Wrinkle in Time Quintet

Madeleine L'Engle
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Fifty years ago, Madeleine L'Engle introduced the world to A Wrinkle in Time and the wonderful and unforgettable characters Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, and their friend Calvin O'Keefe....

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The Joys of Love
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The Joys of Love

Madeleine L'Engle; Introduction by Léna Roy
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During the summer of 1946, twenty-year-old Elizabeth is doing what she has dreamed of since she was a little girl: working in the theatre. Elizabeth is passionate about her work and determined to...

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Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?
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Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?

Madeleine L'Engle
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

"Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?" is Madeleine L'Engle's spirited defense of the responsibility of children's literature to confront difficult questions, as she did in all her work, particularly...

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A House Like a Lotus
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A House Like a Lotus

Madeleine L'Engle
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The conclusion to the Polly O'Keefe stories that began with The Arm of the Starfish and Dragons in the Waters finds Polly taking an unforgettable trip to Europe, all by herself.

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Dragons in the Waters
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Dragons in the Waters

Madeleine L'Engle
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The follow-up to The Arm of the Starfish has Simon and the O'Keefes trying to find a stolen painting and a murderer, all while trapped aboard a ship.

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The Arm of the Starfish
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The Arm of the Starfish

Madeleine L'Engle
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Characters from Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quintet and Austin Family Chronicles cross paths in this story that explore the timeless themes of love, chance, and destiny.

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And Both Were Young
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And Both Were Young

Madeleine L'Engle, with an introduction by Léna Roy
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Philippa is miserable at an all girls' boarding school in Switzerland . . . until she meets the mysterious Paul.

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The Twenty-four Days Before Christmas
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The Twenty-four Days Before Christmas

Austin Family

By Madeleine L'Engle; illustrated by Jill Weber
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Vicky Austin's family does one special thing each day of December to prepare for Christmas. This year, they're also preparing for the birth of a new brother or sister, due after the New Year. Vicky...

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Camilla
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Camilla

Madeleine L'Engle
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How can Camilla learn to be an adult when her parents are acting like children?

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The Young Unicorns
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The Young Unicorns

Austin Family

Madeleine L'Engle
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The Austins are trying to settle into their new life in New York City, but their once close-knit family is pulling away from each other. Their father spends long hours alone in his study working...

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The Moon by Night
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The Moon by Night

Austin Family

Madeleine L'Engle
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As if simply being fourteen-years-old weren't bad enough—what with the usual teenage angst and uncertainty, Vicky Austin's always comforting and reliable home life is changing completely. Her brother...

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A Ring of Endless Light
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A Ring of Endless Light

Austin Family

Madeleine L'Engle
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The Austin Family Chronicles continue in this Newbery Honor Book.

After a tumultuous year in New York City, the Austins are spending the summer on the small island where their grandfather...

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Troubling a Star
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Troubling a Star

Austin Family

Madeleine L'Engle
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The Austins have settled back into their beloved home in the country after more than a year away. Though they had all missed the predictability and security of life in Thornhill, Vicky Austin is...

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Meet the Austins
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Meet the Austins

Austin Family

Madeleine L'Engle
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For a family with four kids, two dogs, assorted cats, and a constant stream of family and friends dropping by, life in the Austin family home has always been remarkably steady and contented. When...

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A Wrinkle in Time
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A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time Quintet

Madeleine L'Engle
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Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, soon to be a major motion picture.

It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles...

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An Acceptable Time
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An Acceptable Time

A Wrinkle in Time Quintet

Madeleine L'Engle
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An Acceptable Time, the final book in Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quintet, the series that began with the Newbery Award winner A Wrinkle in Time

A flash of lightning, quivering ground,...

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A Swiftly Tilting Planet
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A Swiftly Tilting Planet

A Wrinkle in Time Quintet

Madeleine L'Engle
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In A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle, a companion to the Newbery Award winner A Wrinkle in Time and A Wind in the Door, fifteen-year-old Charles Wallace and the unicorn...

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A Wind in the Door
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A Wind in the Door

A Wrinkle in Time Quintet

Madeleine L'Engle
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It is November. When Meg comes home from school, Charles Wallace tells her he saw dragons in the twin's vegetable garden. That night Meg, Calvin and C.W. go to the vegetable garden to meet the Teacher...

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Many Waters
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Many Waters

A Wrinkle in Time Quintet

Madeleine L'Engle
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Sandy and Dennys have always been the normal, run-of-the-mill ones in the extraodinary Murry family. They garden, make an occasional A in school, and play baseball. Nothing especially interesting...

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