Madeleine L’Engle

Winner, 1980 National Book Awards

Madeleine L’Engle was the Newbery Medal-winning author of more than 60 books, including the much-loved A Wrinkle in Time. In addition to her books for children, L’Engle’s body of work included  poetry, plays, autobiography, and books on prayer. For more than three decades, L’Engle served as librarian and writer in residence at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City.
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A Swiftly Tilting Planet

Book jacket for A Swiftly Tilting Planet
ISBN 9780312368562 Square Fish Books / Farrar Straus and Giroux

The fourth book in the A Wrinkle in Time Quintet. Fifteen-year-old Charles Wallace Murry, whom readers first met in A Wrinkle in Time, has a little task he must accomplish. In 24 hours, a mad dictator will destroy the universe by declaring nuclear war--unless Charles Wallace can go back in time to change one of the many Might-Have-Beens in history. More about this book >

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Madeleine L’Engle

Madeleine L’Engle was the Newbery Medal-winning author of more than 60 books, including the much-loved A Wrinkle in Time. In addition to her books for children, L’Engle’s body of work included  poetry, plays, autobiography, and books on prayer. For more than three decades, L’Engle served as librarian and writer in residence at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City.

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