Madeleine L'Engle

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Chelsea House, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 125 pages
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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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About the author (2009)

Tracey Baptiste was born in Trinidad, where she grew up on jumbie stories and fairy tales, and decided to be a writer at the wise old age of three. It took a few more years to get her first publishing contract though. Her debut, a young adult novel titled "Angel's Grace, " was named one of the 100 best books for reading and sharing by New York City librarians. Tracey is a former teacher, textbook editor, ballerina, and amateur librarian who once started up a library in her house in the hope that everyone would bring their books back late and she would be rich! You know, like other librarians. She is now a wife and mom and lives in New Jersey, where she writes and edits books for kids from a very cozy office in her house that is filled with more toys than she can count." The Jumbies" is her second novel.

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