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Madeleine L'Engle - Author

About the Author

Madeleine L'Engle lives in New York and is the author of several books for young people and adults.

L'Engle determined to give up writing on her 40th birthday (November 1958) when she received yet another rejection notice. "With all the hours I spent writing, I was still not pulling my own weight financially." Soon she discovered both that she could not give it up and that she had continued to work on fiction subconsciously.

During the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, L'Engle wrote dozens of books for children and adults. Four of the books for adults formed the Crosswicks Journals series of autobiographical memoirs. 

Featured books by Madeleine L'Engle

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

13+ readers

Author: Madeleine L'Engle Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Caroline Lawrence, July 2012 Guest Editor: "When I was in fourth grade, (Year 4), our teacher Mrs. Eckhardt would give us each a eucalyptus drop (hard candy) and read us this existential sci-fi classic out loud for the last fifteen minutes of the day. This is a story where the fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of a few geeky kids. I remember being enthralled, terrified, amazed and transported. What a teacher! What a book!" Also chosen by November 2011 Guest Editor Steve Cole: "A year before 'Doctor Who' first aired on our screens this lively and satisfying fantasy gave us Mrs Who, the original mysterious alien to travel the universe with a clutch of humans. She's one of three immortal entities (together with Mrs Which and Mrs Whatsit) embroiled in a long struggle against the evil Black Thing, a cosmic cloud of darkness. Three human children are recruited to join the battle, traversing the universe via wrinkles in space-time. Compelling and profound, the aliens and strange worlds they encounter still evoke awe and wonder in this reader."

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

13+ readers

Author: Madeleine L'Engle Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Meg needs to find her scientist father who has mysteriously gone missing. With her little brother Charles and friend Calvin, Meg travels by tesseract, a wrinkle in space-time, on a treacherous journey that leads them into space and to the heart of the terrible struggle between the Dark Thing and the galaxy. Can Meg rescue her father and will they all return home safely? A spell binding science fiction and family adventure. _____________ Puffin Fact!  In 2013, a crater discovered on the planet Mercury was named after Madeleine L’Engle.  Download more Puffin Facts here! _____________ Dear readers, dreamers and adventurers, Ever wanted a friend who could take you to magical realms, talk to animals or help you survive a shipwreck?  Well, you'll find them all in the PUFFIN BOOK collection. A PUFFIN BOOK will stay with you forever.  Maybe you'll read it again and again, or perhaps years from now you'll suddenly remember the moment it made you laugh or cry or simply see things differently.  Adventurers big and small, rebels out to change their world, even a mouse with a dream and a spider who can spell - these are the characters who make stories that last a lifetime. Whether you love animal tales, war stories or want to know what it was like growing up in a different time and place, the A PUFFIN BOOK collection has a story for you - you just need to decide where you want to go next... We want to know which is your favourite.  Tell us or tweet a photo of your old beloved copy - and we might just send you a new A PUFFIN BOOK so you can pass the story on. Love - PUFFIN     @puffinbooks     #shareapuffinbook  

Other books by Madeleine L'Engle

Intergalactic P.S. 3 A Wrinkle in Time Story

Intergalactic P.S. 3 A Wrinkle in Time Story

Author: Madeleine L'Engle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/05/2019

Madeleine L'Engle's novel A Wrinkle in Time is one of the most beloved children's books of our time, and is the first book in her famed Time Quintet. But there's still more to the Murry family story! Intergalactic P.S. 3, originally published as a short story in 1970, is the story of Meg, Calvin, and Charles Wallace on Charles Wallace's first day of school - in another galaxy. Written with L'Engle's signature elegance, and with illustrations from renowned graphic novelist Hope Larson (A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel), Intergalactic P.S. 3 is perfect for any fan of A Wrinkle in Time.

And Both Were Young

And Both Were Young

Author: Madeleine L'Engle Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/01/2019

And Both Were Young

And Both Were Young

Author: Madeleine L'Engle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2019

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

Author: Madeleine L'Engle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/2018

Disney takes the classic sci-fi adventure, A Wrinkle in Time to the silver screen! With an all-star cast that includes Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, and newcomer Storm Reid, the major motion picture brings the world of Wrinkle to life for a new generation of fans. Meg always felt she was different and when she and her little brother Charles Murry go searching for their lost father, they find themselves travelling on a dangerous journey through a 'wrinkle in time'. As the cosmic evil forces of darkness threaten to swallow the universe, Meg must overcome her insecurities and channel all her inner strengths - her stubbornness, anger and ultimately her love - to save her family. An exciting mixture of fantasy and science fiction, which all the way through is dominated by the funny and mysterious trio of guardian angels known as Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who and Mrs Which, A Wrinkle in Time is an empowering story about the battle between good and evil and the power of love. This movie tie-in edition of the timeless novel features the complete, unabridged original text, and an introduction by the film's director, Ava DuVernay.

Wrinkle in Time

Wrinkle in Time

Author: Madeleine L'Engle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2015

The world already knows Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, Calvin O'Keefe, and the three Mrs-Who, Whatsit, and Which-the memorable and wonderful characters who fight off a dark force and save our universe in the Newbery Award - winning classic A Wrinkle in Time. But in fifty years of publication, the book has never been illustrated. Now, Hope Larson takes the classic story to a new level with her vividly imagined interpretations of tessering and favourite characters like the Happy Medium and Aunt Beast. Perfect for old fans and winning over new ones, this graphic novel adaptation is a must-read.

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

13+ readers

Author: Madeleine L'Engle Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Caroline Lawrence, July 2012 Guest Editor: "When I was in fourth grade, (Year 4), our teacher Mrs. Eckhardt would give us each a eucalyptus drop (hard candy) and read us this existential sci-fi classic out loud for the last fifteen minutes of the day. This is a story where the fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of a few geeky kids. I remember being enthralled, terrified, amazed and transported. What a teacher! What a book!" Also chosen by November 2011 Guest Editor Steve Cole: "A year before 'Doctor Who' first aired on our screens this lively and satisfying fantasy gave us Mrs Who, the original mysterious alien to travel the universe with a clutch of humans. She's one of three immortal entities (together with Mrs Which and Mrs Whatsit) embroiled in a long struggle against the evil Black Thing, a cosmic cloud of darkness. Three human children are recruited to join the battle, traversing the universe via wrinkles in space-time. Compelling and profound, the aliens and strange worlds they encounter still evoke awe and wonder in this reader."

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

Author: Madeleine L'Engle Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/11/2012

The world already knows Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, Calvin O'Keefe, and the three Mrs--Who, Whatsit, and Which--the memorable and wonderful characters who fight off a dark force and save our universe in the Newbery award-winning classic A Wrinkle in Time. But in 50 years of publication, the book has never been illustrated. Now, Hope Larson takes the classic story to a new level with her vividly imagined interpretations of tessering and favorite characters like the Happy Medium and Aunt Beast. Perfect for old fans and winning over new ones, this graphic novel adaptation is a must-read.

The Joys of Love

The Joys of Love

Author: Madeleine L'Engle, Lena Roy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2012

Wrinkle in Time

Wrinkle in Time

Author: Madeleine L'Engle Format: eBook Release Date: 10/01/2012

Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, soon to be a major motion picture. This movie tie-in audiobook includes an introduction read by director Ava DuVernay, a foreword read by the author, and an afterword read by Madeleine L'Engle's granddaughter Charlotte Jones Voiklis.Meg Murray, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. He claims to have been blown off course, and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a "e;tesseract,"e; which, if you didn't know, is a wrinkle in time. Meg's father had been experimenting with time-travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin outwit the forces of evil as they search through space for their father?In 1962, Madeleine L'Engle debuted her novelA Wrinkle in Time, which would go on to win the 1963 Newbery Medal. Bridging science and fantasy, darkness and light, fear and friendship, the story became a classic of children's literature and is beloved around the world. Now Disney is taking it to the silver screen! Directed by Ava DuVernay and with an all-star cast that includes Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, and newcomer Storm Reid, the major motion picture brings the world ofWrinkleto life for a new generation of fans. A Wrinkle in Time is the first book in The Time Quintet, which consists ofA Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, andAn Acceptable Time.

Swiftly Tilting Planet

Swiftly Tilting Planet

Author: Madeleine L'Engle Format: eBook Release Date: 10/01/2012

In this companion volume to A Wrinkle InTime (Newbery Award winner) andA Wind In The Door fifteen-year-oldCharles Wallace and the unicorn Gaudior undertake aperilous journey through time in a desperateattempt to stop the destruction of the world by themad dictator Madog Branzillo. They are not alone intheir quest. Charles Wallace's sister, Meg--grownand expecting her first child, but still able toenter her brother's thoughts and emotions bykything--goes with him inspirit.But in overcoming the challenges, CharlesWallace must face the ultimate test of his faith andwill, as he is sent within four people fromanother time, there to search for a way to avert thetragedy threatening them all. L'Engle'sgifts are at their most impressive here. --Publisher's WeeklyFrom the Paperback edition.

Acceptable Time

Acceptable Time

Author: Madeleine L'Engle Format: eBook Release Date: 11/11/2008

A flash of lightning, quivering ground, and, instead of her grandparents' farm, Polly sees mist and jagged mountains -- and coming toward her, a group of young men carrying spears.Why has a time gate opened and dropped Polly into a world that existed 3,000 years ago? Will she be able to get back to the present before the time gate closes -- and leaves her to face a group of people who believe in human sacrifice?This Commemorative Edition includes a new introduction by the Author.From the Paperback edition.

Meet the Austins

Meet the Austins

Author: Madeleine L'Engle Format: eBook Release Date: 02/09/2008

Vicky Austin and her siblings must adjust to the presence of a new member of the household-Maggie Hamilton, who is orphaned when her father is killed in a plane crash. Maggie is at first petulant and spoiled, but gradually opens her heart to the Austins to become one of the family.

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

Author: Madeleine L'Engle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/10/1995

When Charles Wallace Murry goes searching through a 'wrinkle in time' for his lost father, he finds himself on an evil planet where all life is enslaved by a huge pulsating brain known as 'It'. How Charles, his sister Meg and friend Calvin find and free his father makes this a very special and exciting mixture of fantasy and science fiction, which all the way through is dominated by the funny and mysterious trio of guardian angels known as Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who and Mrs Which.

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