Friday, September 07, 2007

L'Engle Dead at 88

One of the best loved children’s writers of all time died at home in Connecticut yesterday. Madeleine L’Engle wrote more than 60 books, but was best known for the children’s fantasy novel A Wrinkle in Time, first published in 1963.

The New York Times takes an affectionate look at L’Engle’s life today:
The “St. James Guide to Children’s Writers” called Ms. L’Engle “one of the truly important writers of juvenile fiction in recent decades.” Such accolades did not come from pulling punches: “Wrinkle” is one of the most banned books because of its treatment of the deity.
The Times reported that L’Engle died of natural causes. She was 88.



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