Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007) was the Newbery Medal-winning author of more than 60 books, including the much-loved A Wrinkle in Time. Born in 1918, L'Engle grew up in New York City, Switzerland, South Carolina and Massachusetts. Her father was a reporter and her mother had studied to be a pianist, and their house was always full of musicians and theater people. L'Engle graduated cum laude from Smith College, then returned to New York to work in the theater. While touring with a play, she wrote her first book, The Small Rain, originally published in 1945. She met her future husband, Hugh Franklin, when they both appeared in The Cherry Orchard. Upon becoming Mrs. Franklin, L'Engle gave up the stage in favor of the typewriter. In the years her three children were growing up, she wrote four more novels. Hugh Franklin temporarily retired from the theater, and the family moved to western Connecticut and for ten years ran a general store. Her book Meet the Austins, an American Library Association Notable Children's Book of 1960, was based on this experience. Her science fantasy classic A Wrinkle in Time was awarded the 1963 Newbery Medal. Two companion novels, A Wind in the Door and A Swiftly Tilting Planet (a Newbery Honor book), complete what has come to be known as The Time Trilogy, a series that continues to grow in popularity with a new generation of readers. Her 1980 book A Ring of Endless Light won the Newbery Honor. L'Engle passed away in 2007 in Litchfield, Connecticut.

A Wrinkle In Time

Time Quartet Series

Book 1

Madeleine L'engle Author
Hope Davis Narrator
(2012)

A Wrinkle in Time

Time Quintet Series

Book 1

Madeleine L'engle Author
(2010)

A Wrinkle in Time

Time Quintet Series

Book 1

Madeleine L'engle Author
(2012)

A Wind in the Door

Time Quartet Series

Book 2

Madeleine L'engle Author
Jennifer Ehle Narrator
(2012)

A Wind in the Door

Time Quintet Series

Book 2

Madeleine L'engle Author
(2010)

A Swiftly Tilting Planet

Time Quartet Series

Book 3

Madeleine L'engle Author
Jennifer Ehle Narrator
(2012)

A Wrinkle in Time, The...

Time Quintet Series

Book 1

Madeleine L'engle Author
Hope Larson Illustrator
(2012)

A Swiftly Tilting Planet

Time Quintet Series

Book 3

Madeleine L'engle Author
(1978)

Many Waters

Time Quartet Series

Book 4

Madeleine L'engle Author
Ann Marie Lee Narrator
(2008)

An Acceptable Time

Time Quartet Series

Book 5

Madeleine L'engle Author
Ann Marie Lee Narrator
(2008)

Many Waters

Time Quintet Series

Book 4

Madeleine L'engle Author
(2010)

A Wrinkle in Time

Time Quartet Series

Book 1

Madeleine L'engle Author
Madeleine L'engle Narrator
(2007)

An Acceptable Time

Time Quintet Series

Book 5

Madeleine L'engle Author
(2007)

The Other Side of the Sun

Madeleine L'engle Author
(2017)

A Wrinkle in Time

Time Quintet Series

Book 1

Madeleine L'engle Author
(2007)

A Wrinkle in Time

Time Quintet Series

Book 1

Madeleine L'engle Author
(2010)

Meet the Austins

Austin Family Chronicles Series

Book 1

Madeleine L'engle Author
Maggi-Meg Reed Narrator
(2008)

The Arm of the Starfish

O'Keefe Family Series

Book 1

Madeleine L'engle Author
Michael Crouch Narrator
(2016)

A Circle of Quiet

Crosswicks Journals Series

Book 1

Madeleine L'engle Author
(2016)

A Wrinkle in Time, The...

Time Quintet Series

Book 1

Madeleine L'engle Author
Hope Larson Illustrator
(2012)

A Ring of Endless Light

Austin Family Chronicles Series

Book 5

Madeleine L'engle Author
Maggi-Meg Reed Narrator
(2008)

Meet the Austins

The Austin Family Chronicles Series

Book 1

Madeleine L'engle Author
(2008)

And Both Were Young

Madeleine L'engle Author
Ann Marie Lee Narrator
(2010)

The Arm of the Starfish

O'Keefe Family Series

Book 1

Madeleine L'engle Author
(2011)

The Moon by Night

Austin Family Chronicles Series

Book 2

Madeleine L'engle Author
Maggi-Meg Reed Narrator
(2008)

A Wrinkle in Time

Time Quintet Series

Book 1

Madeleine L'engle Author
(2012)

A Ring of Endless Light

The Austin Family Chronicles Series

Book 4

Madeleine L'engle Author
(2008)

Dragons in the Waters

O'Keefe Family Series

Book 2

Madeleine L'engle Author
Michael Crouch Narrator
(2016)

Camilla

Madeleine L'engle Author
Ann Marie Lee Narrator
(2009)

The Young Unicorns

Austin Family Chronicles Series

Book 4

Madeleine L'engle Author
Maggi-Meg Reed Narrator
(2008)

The Moon by Night

The Austin Family Chronicles Series

Book 2

Madeleine L'engle Author
(2008)

A House Like a Lotus

O'Keefe Family Series

Book 3

Madeleine L'engle Author
(2012)

A Wind in the Door

Time Quartet Series

Book 2

Madeleine L'engle Author
Madeleine L'engle Narrator
(2007)

A House Like a Lotus

O'Keefe Family Series

Book 3

Madeleine L'engle Author
Emma Galvin Narrator
(2016)

Dragons in the Waters

O'Keefe Family Series

Book 2

Madeleine L'engle Author
(2011)

Troubling a Star

Austin Family Chronicles Series

Book 7

Madeleine L'engle Author
Maggi-Meg Reed Narrator
(2008)

The Young Unicorns

The Austin Family Chronicles Series

Book 3

Madeleine L'engle Author
(2008)

Ilsa

Madeleine L'engle Author
(2017)

A Swiftly Tilting Planet

Time Quartet Series

Book 3

Madeleine L'engle Author
Madeleine L'engle Narrator
(2007)

Troubling a Star

The Austin Family Chronicles Series

Book 5

Madeleine L'engle Author
(2008)

Walking on Water

Madeleine L'engle Author
Sara Zarr Other
(2016)

The Twenty-four Days Before...

The Austin Family Chronicles Series

Madeleine L'engle Author
Jill Weber Illustrator
(2011)

A Severed Wasp

Madeleine L'engle Author
(2017)

A Wrinkle in Time

SparkNotes Literature Guide Series

SparkNotes Author
Madeleine L'engle Author
(2014)

And Both Were Young

Madeleine L'engle Author
Léna Roy Author of introduction, etc.
(2010)

The Summer of the...

Crosswicks Journals Series

Book 2

Madeleine L'engle Author
(2016)

The Joys of Love

Madeleine L'engle Author
Maggi-Meg Reed Narrator
(2008)

A Circle of Quiet, The Summer...

The Crosswicks Journals Series

Madeleine L'engle Author
(2017)