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Madeleine L’Engle Books In Order

Publication Order of Vigneras Books

The Small Rain (1945) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prelude (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Severed Wasp (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Camilla Dickinson Books

Camilla Dickinson (1951) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Live Coal in the Sea (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Austin Family Books

Meet the Austins (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Moon by Night (1963) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Twenty-Four Days Before Christmas (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Young Unicorns (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Ring of Endless Light (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Anti-Muffins (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Troubling a Star (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Full House (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Austin Family Books

When reading this series in chronological order, Troubling a Star and The Anti-Muffins are reversed.

Publication Order of Time Quintet Books

A Wrinkle in Time (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Wind in the Door (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Swiftly Tilting Planet (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Many Waters (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Acceptable Time (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Time Quintet Graphic Novels

A Wrinkle in Time (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of O’Keefe Family Books

The Arm of the Starfish (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragons in the Waters (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A House Like a Lotus (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Crosswicks Journal Books

A Circle of Quiet (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Summer of the Great-Grandmother (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Irrational Season (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two Part Invention: The Story of a Marriage (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Genesis Trilogy Books

And It Was Good: Reflections on Beginnings (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Stone for a Pillow: Journeys with Jacob (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sold into Egypt: Joseph's Journey into Human Being (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Ilsa (1946) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
And Both Were Young (1949) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Winter's Love (1957) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Love Letters (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dance in the Desert (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Other Side of the Sun (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Weather of the Heart (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Certain Women (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Lines Scribbled on an Envelope and Other Poems (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ladder of Angels (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sphinx at Dawn: Two Stories (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cry Like a Bell (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
WinterSong: Christmas Readings (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miracle on 10th Street and Other Christmas Writings (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
101st Miracle: Early Short Stories (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ordering of Love: The New and Collected Poems of Madeleine L'Engle (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Plays

The Journey with Jonah (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

Moses, Prince of Egypt (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Other Dog (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Prayers for Sunday (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Everyday Prayers (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Walking on Water: Personal Reflections (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trailing Clouds of Glory: Spiritual Values in Children's Literature (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From This Day Forward (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Glorious Impossible (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rock That is Higher: Story as Truth (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anytime Prayers (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Penguins and Golden Calves: Icons and Idols in Antarctica and Other Spiritual Places (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Glimpses of Grace: Daily Thoughts and Reflections (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Friends for the Journey (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mothers and Daughters (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mothers and Sons (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Own Small Place: Developing the Writing Life (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Prayerbook for Spiritual Friends: Partners in Prayer (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bright Evening Star: Mystery of the Incarnation (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Madeleine L'Engle Herself: Reflections on a Writing Life (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Joys of Love (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Madeleine L’Engle was one of the highly reputed authors from America, who used to write her novels based on the science fiction, memoirs, literature & fiction, fantasy, and biography genres. She was particularly famous for her work based on the young adult fiction, including the Newberry Medal winner, A Wrinkle in Time as well as its sequel novels. Most of the works of author Engle reflect her deep interest in the area of modern science. Some of the aspects of modern science that she has taken up in her novels include Tesseracts, mitochondrial DNA, organ regeneration, etc. Author Engle was born on November 29, 1918 and died on September 6, 2007. Her birth had taken place in the New York City, New York, where she spent her former years. As a school going child, she was not at all interested in doing school work. Instead of that, Engle used to spend all her time writing poems, journals, and stories for herself. This lack of attention towards her studies was apparently visible through her poor grades. But, she did not get discouraged because of it. When author Engle was 12 years old, she shifted to the French Alps along with her parents. She was enrolled in an English school over there and her passion for writing stories and poems did not stop even there. Author Engle returned back to Ashley Hall, Charleston, South Carolina, Unites States and passed out her high school year with flying colors. She used to often go for vacation on the beautiful beaches in Florida along with her mother. Later, author Engle joined the Smith College and began studying English literature. During her course, she was fortunate enough to have some of the best teachers. After reading through the classics Engle went on to continue with her own creative writing.

Following her graduation with honors, author Engle moved into an apartment in Greenwich Village, New York. She chose to work in a theater as it offered her Equity union pay and also the flexible schedules allowed her to afford enough time for writing. At around the same time, author Engle published her first couple of novels. Shortly after, she met her future husband named Hugh Franklin. The two married very soon. But, author Engle did not stop to write even after giving birth to her first child. Eventually, she decided to move to Connecticut in order to raise her family in a small village of dairy farms with less people and more cows. With the support of her husband, Engle bought an old general store and made it run for 9 years. After having three grown up children, author Engle shifted back to the city, where her husband once again joined the acting career. However, they still have the country house where they often go to spend their summer vacations. With the passage of the years and the growth of her children, author Engle continued with her writing profession while her husband got busy with his acting. They seemed to be enjoying their life and work and loved to spend time with each other. During the later stages of her life, author Engle got associated with the Cathedral Church, working there as a librarian. Hugh died in the year 1986 after which the only thing that kept her going was her lecturing and writing. So far, she has written more than 60 books in her writing career. Other than spending time in her writing works, author Engle used to also enjoy being with her children, friends, grandchildren, and the great grandchildren. Her death took place due to natural causes at a nursing facility near her home located in Litchfield, Connecticut.

The Time Quintet series written by Madeleine L’Engle is comprised of 5 books in total which were released between the years 1962 and 1989. All the novels of this series describe the story of the Murry family, which overlaps with a few other series written by author Engle, such as the Austin Family. ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ is the first book of this series. It was published by Yearling Books in 1962. The main characters introduced in the book include Meg Murry, Kate Murry, Wallace Murry, etc. Author Engle has described a dark, stormy night at the start of the book. Meg Murry and her younger brother Charles Wallace come down to the kitchen along with their mother to have some midnight snack. As they enter the kitchen, they get shocked to discover a disturbing stranger standing right in front of them. The stranger tells them that wild nights were his glory and that he was caught in a downdraft and got blown off his course. He asks them to let him be on his way to Tesseract. Previously, Meg Murry’s father used to experiment with the 5th dimension of time travel and had disappeared mysteriously. Now, with the arrival of the stranger, Meg, Wallace, and their friend Calvin think that they might be able to find their father and rescue him. In order to do so, they have to undergo a difficult journey through space and encounter and outwit the evil forces.

The next book in the series by author Madeleine L’Engle is titled as ‘A Wind in the Door’. This book was released by the Dell Laurel Leaf publication in the year 1973 and once again featured Meg Murr, Calvin O’Keefe, Charles Wallace Murry, Echthroi, and Proginoskes in the lead roles. Meg and Charles are shown as going yet another fantastic adventure along with their friend Calvin. In the introductory plot of the novel, Charles is depicted as finding it difficult to adapt to school. As he is an extremely bright student, he always gets punched around for being different from others. Also, Charles suffers from mitochondritis. In order to help her brother adjust in his school, Meg Murry decides to pay a visit to the principal. But, her interview with the principal, Mr. Jenkins, does not go well as she had some unfortunate run of events in the past. When she returns home, she finds Charles in an unusual condition. He keeps murmuring that their vegetable garden is filled with dragons. Then he says that they are the pairs of twins and have now moved to the north pasture. This encounter with the alien creature leads Meg, Charles, Mr. Jenkins, and Calvin to a journey in the galactic space and then into a tiny and unimaginable world of mitochondria. Finally, they make a successful attempt and reach home safely.

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