Sunday, September 09, 2007

Madeleine L'Engle, RIP

Author Madeleine L'Engle is dead at age 88.

As a young teen, I read "A Wrinkle in Time". Later, as an older teen, I read "A Wind in the Door" and "A Swiftly Tilting Planet" many times, even though they were supposed to be "kid's books". I could go back and read them now, and I think I'd still find them entertaining and enlightening. As she said, she didn't write down to kids, and I think that made her something of a rarity.

It's odd that, as a part of the article on her death, I find that there are 5 other books that continue the story that began in "Wrinkle". Time to track them down, and enjoy one of the pleasures of my childhood again.

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