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    Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007) was the Newbery Medal-winning author of more than 60 books, including the much-lovedA Wrinkle in Time. Born in 1918, L'Engle grew up in New York City, Switzerland, South Carolina and Massachusetts. Her father was a reporter and her mother had studied to be a pianist, and their house was always full of musicians and theater people. L'Engle graduated cum laude from Smith College, then returned to New York to work in the theater. While touring with a play, she wrote her first book,The Small Rain, originally published in 1945. She met her future husband, Hugh Franklin, when they both appeared inThe Cherry Orchard.

    Upon becoming Mrs. Franklin, L'Engle gave up the stage in favor of the typewriter. In the years her three children were growing up, she wrote four more novels. Hugh Franklin temporarily retired from the theater, and the family moved to western Connecticut and for ten years ran a general store. Her book Meet the Austins, an American Library Association Notable Children's Book of 1960, was based on this experience.

    Her science fantasy classic A Wrinkle in Time was awarded the 1963 Newbery Medal. Two companion novels,A Wind in the Door and A Swiftly Tilting Planet (a Newbery Honor book), complete what has come to be known as The Time Trilogy, a series that continues to grow in popularity with a new generation of readers. Her 1980 bookA Ring of Endless Light won the Newbery Honor. L'Engle passed away in 2007 in Litchfield, Connecticut.

    It is November. When Meg comes home from school, Charles Wallace tells her he saw dragons in the twin's vegetable garden. That night Meg, Calvin and C.W. go to the vegetable garden to meet the Teacher (Blajeny) who explains that what they are seeing isn't a dragon at all, but a cherubim named Proginoskes. It turns out that C.W. is ill and that Blajeny and Proginoskes are there to make him well - by making him well, they will keep the balance of the universe in check and save it from the evil Echthros.

    Meg, Calvin and Mr. Jenkins (grade school principal) must travel inside C.W. to have this battle and save Charles' life as well as the balance of the universe.

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    ISBN 9780312368548
    Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction
    Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11
    Format Paperback
    Pages 245
    Publisher Date 2007-05-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Square Fish
    Copyright Year 1973
    Height 7.5 in
    Wdth 5.0 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.45 lb
    Language English
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors L'Engle, Madeleine
    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
    Country of Origin United States

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