A Book, Too, Can Be a Star: The Story of Madeleine L’Engle and the Making of “A Wrinkle in Time”

Farrar. Oct. 2022. 40p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780374388485.
Gr 1-5–This narrative nonfiction title presents the life of Madeleine L’Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Time, and how she became a writer. It describes her parents, schooling, and the jobs she took, how she married, and had a family. Throughout these years, she wrote. She wrote when she had questions, she wrote when she had strong feelings, and all of it helped her to tell the stories that other people wanted to hear, too. The artwork in this book is stunning; both realistic and magical, these illustrations connect readers emotionally to L’Engle’s story. Those who have read and enjoyed L’Engle’s work will love learning about her; those who haven’t will be inspired to find the books.
VERDICT An excellent choice for any collection looking for biographies on writers, fantasy, and successful women.

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