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This is a video of an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the the publication of  “A Wrinkle in Time.” Children, as well as adults, are interviewed. A good introductory video to show before assigning the book.

Madeleine l'Engle

Madeleine L’Engle (1918–2007) is an American author who wrote A Wrinkle in Time, a Newberry-Award-winning book that has so far sold eight million copies. At the time her death, A Wrinkle in Time was in its 67th printing! You’d think that such a wonderful and loved book would have been snapped up by the first publisher who received the manuscript. But it was not. A Wrinkle in Time is a famous book that almost didn’t find a publisher—much like Harry Potter! Madeleine’s manuscript was rejected by 26 publishers before being accepted by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 1963. As a writer, Madeleine worked hard, and didn’t give up.

As Madeleine L’Engle is no longer living, her social media accounts are managed by others. That said, the official website, Facebook, and Twitter accounts are worth consulting.

  • Madeleine L’Engle at Wikipedia
  • The official Website
  • The official  Facebook account.
  • The official Twitter account. This account is mostly quotes from Madeleine L’Egnle. It is worth consulting.

This the transcript of an interview with Madeleine L’Engle conducted by children and published by Scholastic Book.

Books by Madeleine L’Engle


About the Author

In 1973, I was twenty years old, teaching children's art classes at my college, the University of California, Santa Cruz, and came up with the idea that the best way to encourage children to write was to introduce them to the best writing by their peers. Stone Soup grew out of that idea, and I have continued to publish Stone Soup for all these years.
I am also a culinary historian. I write about traditional foodways. My book, "The Magic of Fire," is about hearth cooking. My book, "Bread, a global history," speaks for itself. I am currently writing a bread history for a University Press. I publish articles on gardening and traditional foodways at Mother Earth News. I also publish on wild mushrooms and other food-related subjects.

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