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Written on a middle school level. . .but gave good insight into what shaped L'Engle as a writer.
This is an excellent book for a basic overview of Madeleine L'Engle's life. It is quick read for an adult, and a great choice for grades 6 - 12, or an advanced elementary school reader, who are fans of the A Wrinkle in Time series and would like to find out more about the author. This book presents Madeleine L'Engle in a very favorable light. It also tells many interesting stories about her childhood, which I think kids reading the book would enjoy. She really had some terrible experiences, but
In many ways I wish I would've read this biography before reading her novel, "A Wrinkle in Time". I think I would have enjoyed the book even more. I like the idea of understanding the author's personality and story in getting their story on to paper. Was impressed with her perseverance and her viewpoint on children and how their imagination doesn't block out options like adults do.
Nothing like reading this for a homework assignment at the eleventh hour (literally) to solidify my appreciation for one of the greatest-- and oddest-- authors who ever lived.
This book was a fun children's science fiction book. I recommend it for all ages!
first in series of books about the Murry and O'Keefe families. Science Fiction. Newbery Medal