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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.

    When Adam Eddington, a gifted marine biology student, makes the acquaintance of blond and beautiful Kali Cutter at Kennedy International Airport on his way to Portugal to spend the summer working for the renowned scientist Dr. O'Keefe, he has no idea that this seemingly chance meeting will set into motion a chain of events he will be unable to stop. Caught between Kali's seductive wiles and the trusting adoration of Dr. O'Keefe's daughter, Poly, Adam finds himself enmeshed in a deadly power struggle between two groups of people, only one of which can have right on its side. As the danger escalates, Adam must make a decision that could affect the entire world--which side is he on?

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    ISBN 9780312674885
    Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
    Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11
    Format Paperback
    Pages 243
    Publisher Date 2011-06-07 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Square Fish
    Copyright Year 1965
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.55 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors L'Engle, Madeleine
    Country of Origin United States

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