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Madeleine L'Engle

Author report on Madeleine L'Engle and her books.
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“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
– Madeleine L’Engle Madeleine L'Engle Childhood After College Madeleine L'Engle Camp was born to Madeleine Hall Barnett and Charles Wadsworth Camp on November 29, 1918, in New York City. She said that she felt unpopular at school and had teachers who thought she was stupid until she reached high school. Madeleine L'Engle pursued a career in theater in New York after graduating from college. Science also played a large role in several of her books. Life in the Country Later Years Awards and Honors Excerpts from a Scholastic Interview With Madeleine L'Engle Awards

• 1963: A Wrinkle in Time – John Newbery Medal

• 1964: A Wrinkle in Time – runner-up, Hans Christian Anderson Award

• 1965: A Wrinkle in Time – Sequoyah Award

• 1965: A Wrinkle in Time – Lewis Carroll Shelf Award

• 1969: The Moon By Night – Austrian State Literary Prize

• 1971: Camilla – Austrian State Literary Prize

• 1974: New England Round Table of Children’s Literature Honor Certificate

• 1978: A Wind in the Door – Learning A-V Award

• 1978: The Irrational Season – Seabury Lenten Selection for 1978

• 1979: The Weather of the Heart – National Religious Book Award

• 1980: A Ring of Endless Light – a Newbery Honor Book

• 1980: A Swiftly Tilting Planet – American book Award

• 1980: Ladder of Angels – National Religious Book Award

• 1981: A Ring of Endless Light – Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award

• 1981: A Ring of Endless Light – Nominated for John Newbery Medal

• 1981: A Swiftly Tilting Planet – Newbery Honor Award

• 1982: A Ring of Endless Light – California Young Reader Medal

• 1983: A Rung of Endless Light – Colorado Children’s Book Award

• 1984: Regina Medal from the Catholic Library Association

• 1986: ALAN Award for Outstanding Contribution to Adolescent Literature from the National Council of Teachers of English

• 1986: Weisenberg School Book Award

• 1990: Kerlan Award

• 1997: World Fantasy Convention, lifetime achievement

• 1998: Margaret A. Edwards Award, lifetime achievement

• 1998: Sophia Award, School of Spiritual Psychology

• 1999: Wisdom House Award Madeleine wrote four more novels during this period of time. “ Her father
World War I vet
foreign correspondent and drama and music critic for the New York Sun.
writer Her mother
from Jacksonville, Florida
pianist At age 12, Madeleine and her family moved to the French Alps, where she went to an English boarding school in Switzerland. At age 15, she went to Ashley Hall in Charleston, South Carolina. She went to Smith College and graduated in 1941 with honors in English. School Life She wrote several plays during this time that were produced and she also had small acting roles in different plays. Her first novel, The Small Rain, was published in 1945 during her time in the theater. Her family moved to Goshen, Connecticut in 1951. They moved into a 200-year-old countryhouse called Crosswicks and lived there for 10 years. Hugh retired from acting during this time and ran a general store with Madeleine that they had bought and revived. Their son Bion was born in 1952 and they adopted another daughter, Maria, in 1956. Hugh won fame in the role of Dr. Charles Tyler on the soap opera "All My Children." Eventually the family moved back to New York. Starting in 1966, Madeleine L'Engle served as librarian and writer in residence at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine for over 30 years. Madeleine L'Engle wrote over 60 books. Her works included children's books, poetry, plays, autobiography and books on prayer. Her books often have strong Christian themes. A Wrinkle in Time “I think that fantasy must possess the author and simply use him. I know that is true of ‘A Wrinkle in Time.’ I cannot possibly tell you how I came to write it. It was simply a book I had to write. I had no choice. It was only after it was written that I realized what some of it meant.” -- Madeleine L'Engle Madeleine L'Engle's Books What is a Tesseract? Their daughter Josephine was born in 1947. She met her future husband Hugh Franklin while they were touring in a production of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. Hugh and Madeleine married in 1946. Hugh died in 1986 and her son Bion died in 1999. Madeleine L'Engle died on September 6, 2007, in a nursing home in Litchfield, Connecticut. + = TESSERACT 1 2 3 4 5 Time Quintet Honors

1949: And Both Were Young – New York Times ten best books of 1949
1978: University of Mississippi Medallion
1980: Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts
1982: Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, Indiana
1983: Honorary Doctor of Letters from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
1984: Honorary Doctorate of Sacred Theology from Berkeley Divinity School, Berkeley, California
1984: Honorary Doctor of Literature from Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois
1984: Honorary Doctor of Literature from Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
1985: Regina Medal
1986: Honorary Doctor of Letters from Smith College, Northhampton, Massachusetts
1986: Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Virginia Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, Virginia
1987: Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from St. Joseph College in West Hartford, Connecticut
1989: Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York
1991: Honorary Doctor of Literature from Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon
1994: Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut
1994: Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee
1996: Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Elon College, Elon College, North Carolina
1996: Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston Rhode Island
1999: Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
2000: Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania
- See more at: http://www.madeleinelengle.com/madeleine-lengle/#sthash.qt3CJDXv.dpuf Works Cited

Madeleine L’Engle’s website—Author of A Wrinkle in Time. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.madeleinelengle.com/
Madeleine L’Engle—Obituary—New York Times. ( September 8, 2007). Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/08/books/08lengle.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
The New York Times Bestsellers. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/feature/-/1000401561/ref=ed_nytbs_hcgn?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=left-1&pf_rd_r=14XBJ194DMBX3V9C8EEY&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1475236782&pf_rd_i=549028
A wrinkle in time: The graphic novel: Madeleine L’Engle, Hope Larson: 9780374386153: Amazon.com: Books. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.amazon.com/Wrinkle-Time-The-Graphic-Novel/dp/0374386153
Madeleine L’Engle interview transcript: Scholastic.com. (N.A.) Retrieved from http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/madeleine-l39engle-interview-transcript
Video: Madeleine L’Engle: Watch Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly Online: PBS video. (November 17, 2000). Retrieved from http://video.pbs.org/video/2193535071
Obituary: Madeleine L’Engle: World News: The Guardian. (October 1, 2007). Retrieved from http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2007/oct/02/guardianobituaries.booksobituaries
Madeleine L’Engle: Authors: Macmillan. (2013). Retrieved from http://us.macmillan.com/author/madeleinelengle
November 17, 2000: Madeleine L’Engle: Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly: PBS. (November 17, 2000). Retrieved from http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/episodes/november-17-2000/madeleine-lengle/3639/
Madeleine L’Engle (American author): Britannica Online Encyclopedia. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/335848/Madeleine-LEngle

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