Dance in the Desert

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Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1969 - Allegories - 55 pages
A man, his wife, and their young child needed to cross the desert but for safety's sake, had to wait until a merchant with many men and animals would let the family join them. One night, deep in the desert, all watched as animals came to dance with the child, in the light of the caravan campfire--the lion, eagles, an adder, mice, and more.

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About the author (1969)

Author Madeleine L'Engle was born in New York City on November 29, 1918. She graduated from Smith College. She is best known for A Wrinkle in Time (1962), which won the 1963 Newbery Medal for best American children's book. While many of her novels blend science fiction and fantasy, she has also written a series of autobiographical books, including Two Part Invention: The Story of a Marriage, which deals with the illness and death of her husband, soap opera actor Hugh Franklin. In 2004, she received a National Humanities Medal from President George W. Bush. She died on September 6, 2007 of natural causes. Since 1976, Wheaton College in Illinois has maintained a special collection of L'Engle's papers, and a variety of other materials, dating back to 1919.

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