Saturday, September 8, 2007

Madeleine L'Engle - We'll Miss You

Madeleine L'Engle, the author of a popular children's novel, A Wrinkle in Time, died September 6. The Washington Post and the New York Times both wrote beautiful obituaries for her.

A Wrinkle in Time along with much of the rest of her Time Quartet series fed my early intellectual life. A Wrinkle was required reading in my elementary school, and it is one of the first required reading books I remember connecting with. L'Engle put great care into the main character Meg Murray, who was brainy but socially awkward, and totally a hero.

Madeleine, we'll miss you.


Busy all the time. said...

How sad that there are no comments-growing up Madeleine L'Engle was such an inspiration to me both in terms of her plucky and strong characters, female or otherwise, and in making me really fall in love with books. Actually I just reread A Wrinkle in Time last month. So never mind the age thing.

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh, I totally missed this. I love Madeleine's books, read them many times, in fact, and still think of scenes from them. Every time I see the word chimera I think of A Wind in the Door, but I think A Swiftly Tilting Planet was my favorite of that series. Did anyone ever read Many Waters, which was a story about Meg's twin brothers - the two that were more "normal"?