Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007) was born in New York City and attended Smith College. She wrote more than 60 books, the most famous of which is A Wrinkle In Time (1962), winner of the Newbery Award in 1963. L'Engle continued the story of the Murry family from A Wrinkle In Time with seven other novels (five of which are available as A Wrinkle In Time Quintent from Square Fish). She also wrote the famous series featuring the Austin family, beginning with the novel Meet The Austins (1960). L'Engle revisited the Austins four more times over the next three decades, concluding with Troubling a Star in 1994. The story of the Austins had some autobiographical elements, mirroring Madeleine's life and the life of her family. Madeleine L'Engle's last book, The Joys of Love, is a romantic, coming-of-age story she wrote back in the 1940s, that was recently published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Wonderful story telling, interesting supporting information, and the stories peaked my interest. Superb use of character building and fleshing out a unique story. Read morePublished 1 day ago by John L.
First read the set of three as a young teen & loved them. Have continued to re-read over the years, given sets to friends' children, etc. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Deborah Meyers
My 11 year old nephew read the first book in school and got hooked on the series. He read the second book during the first 2 weeks of summer vacation and was just thrilled when I... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Deb
Wonderful books for all ages. These were my favorites growing up. I still love them.Published 22 days ago by Sugarmckenzie
Out of 5 books I thoroughly enjoyed 4 of them. The second one seemed a little draggy but finished well.... just my opinion, of course, but that's what you're asking for.....Published 24 days ago by Marie Atkinson