Madeleine L'Engle
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Is Meg or Calvin based off of a point in your or your children lives?


Madeleine L'Engle responded on 05/20/2017
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Madeleine always said that she was very much like Meg, and the only other character that she identified as having been based on a real person was Canon Tallis. But she drew heavily on her own life and her observations of others for all of her books.

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Who are the people that you dedicated A Wrinkle in Time to?


Madeleine L'Engle responded on 05/17/2017
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Love this question! A Wrinkle in Time is dedicated to Charles Wadsworth Camp and Wallace Collin Franklin. Charles, her father was a journalist, novelist, critic, and playwright. Wallace was her husband Hugh's father, and he was a lawyer in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dedicating the book to them, and using their first names for one of her characters, was a way to honor and remember them.

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Where can one find A Wrinkle In Time Narated by the author? My daughter had it in tape when she was young, but we can't find it in any other form!


Madeleine L'Engle responded on 05/08/2017
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Great question, Meryl! You'll have to look for that in your local library ... The publisher made a new edition available, and no longer sells that version. We think it's charming too, and it would be terrific to see it available.

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Why was A wrinkle in time banned for the affiliation of religion and witchcraft?


Madeleine L'Engle responded on 04/24/2017
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Madeleine was always baffled by the efforts to ban A Wrinkle in Time by the religious right. A couple of good articles on the subject are:

https://boundandgaggedbooks.wordpress.co...
and
https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/04/10...

We hope that helps!

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In A Wrinkle In Time, is the "brain" called it or the letter I and the letter T?


Madeleine L'Engle responded on 04/03/2017
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it with a capital IT!

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Can you please tell us who the artist was for this iconic book cover of A Wrinkle in Time? http://i.imgur.com/SSlKYZD.jpg


Madeleine L'Engle responded on 04/03/2017
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Hi, we don't know the answer to that question! Occasionally the illustrators/artists who do the covers are known, but often not. Sorry not to be of more help!

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How many books did she write?


Madeleine L'Engle responded on 03/20/2017
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She wrote more than 60... her published works can be found here: http://www.madeleinelengle.com/books/