Madeleine L'Engle

Madeleine L'Engle

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Madeleine L'Engle's long writing career began when she wrote her first story about a 'grul', or girl, at age five. L'Engle spent her childhood bouncing between governesses and boarding school before she attended Smith College and made a permanent home in New York City. L'Engle completed her most famous work, ""A Wrinkle in Time"", in 1960, but it was rejected by more than two dozen publishers before it came out in 1962. L'Engle's picture books, fantastic young adult novels, and Christian writing made her one of the most popular and recognizable authors in American literature. In ""Madeleine L'Engle"", learn more about this author's life and writing, which set the standard for blurring the lines between reality and fantasy.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 170.18 x 238.76 x 12.7mm | 408.23g
  • Broomall, United States
  • English
  • full-colour photographs, chronology, bibliography, further reading, box features, web sites, index
  • 0791095738
  • 9780791095737

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..."candid, lively writing...A fine resource for reports..." "This slim volume will appeal to Poe's fans as well as to students studying his work." "For biography reports, and for general reading enrichment, these titles will be useful additions." ...draws upon an impressive array of sources...to present the ground-breaking author's life and work." "This well-researched title will fill biography requests and be of interest to readers of Alcott's novels." "This well-indexed series is an excellent resource for author studies and creative writing classes. Recommended." ..." a lively, candid biography...compelling...will keep devotees of his novels and aspiring teen writers interested." "Teens...will welcome this literary biography...in-depth...sure to spark discussion in creative writing and art classes." "Both books are well-organized and clearly written. Each writer emerges as a recognizable figure seen against a background of particular historical events..." "These books are great for those author reports required by many teachers, and they will also interest youth who want to know more about their favorite writers." ..."informed and informative... a very highly recommended addition to...library reference collections...for its exceptional grasp of this popular author's life and works." .,."an excellent resource... Recommended." "These books are great for...author reports...they will also interest youth who want to know more about their favorite writers."
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About Tracey Baptiste

Tracey Baptiste is the author of the young adult novel Angel's Grace, which was named one of the 100 Best Books for Reading and Sharing in 2005 by New York City public librarians. She has also written the Chelsea House titles Jerry Spinelli in the Who Wrote That? series and Being a Leader and Making Decisions in the Character Education series.
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