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.
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.
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.
I am in fifth grade at Riverside Elementary. I am doing a school project where I am instructed to contact an author and ask them a few questions. I decided to email you because I have read your book, “A Wrinkle in Time” and I loved it. I am a fan of science fiction books! If you can, please answer these questions honestly:
1. How did you get the ideas for your books?
2. How much time do you spend researching for a book?
3. How do you pace yourself in writing a book and why?
4. What is your goal when writing a book?
5. What is your favorite part of the writing process?
6. Which appeals more to you to write about: non-fiction or fiction?
7. How has your writing changed you?
Thank you very much!
Dear Luke, thanks for writing! Madeleine died in 2007, but she wrote a a great deal about her writing process in her nonfiction works like Walking on Water and A Circle of Quiet. Those books might not interest you yet, but a good place to start is this speech of hers: http://www.madeleinelengle.com/wordpress...
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:
We hope that helps!
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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!
To whom it may concern,
My name is Liam Zentz, I go to school at Portage North Middle. I'm in 6th grade,I am writing to you because i'm doing a report on Madeleine L'Engle and I need some information.First, I was wondering if she had ever been married. Also, what caused her death? Lastly, how did she get inspired to write Wrinkle In Time.Thank you for your time.
Sincerely, Liam Zentz
Hi Liam, you can find the answers to these questions on the biography page on the website: