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Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters

9780374307646

Farrar Straus & Giroux
Available: 02/06/18
6.38 x 9.37 · 176 pages
Ages 9-12 years
9780374307646
CDN $25.99 · cl
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Charlotte Jones Voiklis and Lena Roy

This middle-grade biography explores the life and works of Madeleine L'Engle - written by her granddaughters.
This elegant and insightful biography of Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007) was written by her granddaughters, Charlotte Jones Voiklis and Lena Roy. Using never-before-seen archival materials that include photographs, poems, letters, and journal entries from when Madeleine was a child until just after the publication of her classic, A Wrinkle in Time, her granddaughters weave together an in-depth and unique view of the famous writer. It is a story of overcoming obstacles - a lonely childhood, financial insecurity, and countless rejections of her writing - and eventual triumph. Becoming Madeleine will speak not only to fans of the icon's work, but also to anyone interested in writing.
This title has Common Core connections.

Charlotte Jones Voiklis manages her late grandmother Madeleine L'Engle's literary business. She lived with her grandmother during college and graduate school, co-hosting dinner parties, helping answer readers' letters, and earning a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. Charlotte has worked in academia, nonprofit communications and fundraising, and philanthropy. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children. Lena Roy published her first novel, Edges (FSG), in late 2010. She is the Regional Manager for Writopia Lab in Westchester and Connecticut, and her writing was featured in the essay collection for middle school kids and their teachers Breakfast on Mars and 37 Other Essays to Devour: Your Favorite Authors Take on the Dreaded Essay Assignment . She lives in New York.