September 8, 2007 by W. Blaine Dowler
chad writes, Madeleine L’Engle, beloved children’s author, died Thursday at the age of 88. I will never forget “A Wrinkle in Time,” and I read quite a few of her other books as well–including the sequels to “Wrinkle” and the Austin family books.
September 8, 2007 @ 4:54 pm
sad newsI’m sorry she’s gone, but glad to be informed of it (if that makes sense)– I don’t know when or where I would hear of this otherwise.
Once I went to a L’Engle book signing and I noticed that she wrote a message in every book before signing her name with her black calligraphy pen (my guess is that these were all things she’d prepared ahead of time, but it must have doubled the time she spent signing books, and the line was huge). The person in front of me had a copy of Meet the Austins, and she wrote around the title so it said "Have fun meeting the Austins." Someone else had a copy of A Wrinkle in Time, and she wrote "Tesser well." The book I’d brought was A Wind in the Door, and she wrote: "Be a Namer."
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