Madeleine L’Engle dies at age 88

 hw7.gifMadeleine LEngle, author of “A Wrinkle in Time” has died.  Many of us will remember reading this Newbery Medal book. Not a big fan of fantasy and science fiction, this is one of the few in that genre that I have read and enjoyed.  In my earlier days as an Asst. Children/Young Adult Librarian, I recommended this book to many a reluctant reader with positive results.

Though labeled a children’s author, L’Engle always insisted that she did not write down to children.  In her own words, “I never write for any age group in mind…When you underestimate your audience, you’re cutting yourself off from your best work.”

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2 thoughts on “Madeleine L’Engle dies at age 88

  1. This is a great post. I remember reading these as a kid and loving them. A few years ago a friend gave me A Wrinkle in Time because it was one of her favorite books. It was fun to re-read as an adult. Maybe I should re-read the series again.

  2. Madeleine L’Engle has been one of my favorite writers for a long time. I read the Time Trilogy (there were only three books about the Murrys then) many years ago, and loved it. Since then I have read some of her other fiction and, more recently, some of her non-fiction (Circle of Quiet, Summer of the Great-grandmother, etc.) and enjoyed those, too. I find both her work and her life interesting. Here’s a quick bio: http://www.madeleinelengle.com/reference/bio.htm

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