Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of a Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters by Charlotte Jones Voiklis

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This elegant and insightful biography of Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007) was written by her granddaughters, Charlotte Jones Voiklis and Lena Roy. Using never-before-seen archival materials that include photographs, poems, letters, and journal entries from when Madeleine was a child until just after the publication of her classic, A Wrinkle in Time, her granddaughters weave together an in-depth and unique view of the famous writer. It is a story of overcoming obstacles--a lonely childhood, financial insecurity, and countless rejections of her writing--and eventual triumph. Becoming Madeleine will speak not only to fans of the icon's work, but also to anyone interested in writing.

Title : Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of a Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters
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ISBN : 0374307644
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 176 pages


Joan rated it ★★★★☆

February 12, 2018

Likely more of a 3.5 than a 4 star rating. It is nicely written, with all primary source material, naturally. It seems mostly based on research the granddaughters did through her voluminous journals, and on conversations with their grandmother, many from when the authors were still kids themselve...

Laurie rated it ★★★★☆

February 10, 2018

This middle-grade biography of Madeleine L'Engle, written by her granddaughters, included lots of photos and excerpts from Madeleine's own journals and letters. It ends with the publication of A Wrinkle in Time instead of with her death, which seemed a little premature -- or maybe I just wished i...

Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) rated it ★★★★☆

February 28, 2018

I was honored to be able to interview Charlotte and Lena at a Book Event to celebrate Becoming Madeleine and their relationship with their grandmother.

Rachel rated it ★★★★★

February 23, 2018

Filled with pictures and journal entries and correspondence to and from Madeleine L’Engle, BECOMING MADELEINE gives readers an intimate peek at this award-winning author’s life. It has just the right amount of depth to make the read substantial and interesting without being weighty, reveals more...

Gwen rated it ★★★☆☆

February 28, 2018

A perfectly nice middle-grade biography of Madeleine L'Engle. Jones Voiklis and Roy have captured their grandmother's voice through letters and journal entries, with plenty of photos and other documentary evidence. (I particularly enjoyed the report cards from L'Engle's stint at Swiss boarding sc...

Sarah rated it ★★★★★

February 05, 2018

This is one I shall cherish for a very long time. When I was in the fifth grade my mother was privileged enough to hear Madeleine L'Engle speak at a church event. She brought back an autographed copy of A Wrinkle in Time. Last night, after finishing this new biography for youth, I opened my copy...

Bethany rated it ★★★★☆

March 10, 2018

I saw this on a display at my library and had to grab it! As a teen I went through a big Madeleine L'Engle phase and, with the release of the Wrinkle in Time film, I was really curious to know more about her life. This is a short biography written by her grand-daughters and the target audience is...

Ms. rated it ★★★★☆

February 17, 2018

This was a very interesting biography of a beloved author, and any fans of L'Engle's work will zip through this. Lots of excellent family photos and stories of her life. I am buying a copy of this for a friend, but think I will pass on buying it for my library. There's a little bit of a resurgenc...

Marti rated it ★★★★★

March 16, 2018

I am so glad I found out about this book. Madeleine L'Engle is one of the two authors who have had the most positive effect on my life - the other being Barbara Kingsolver. Two very different writers but both deeply thoughtful. This book filled me in on many of the fact of the history of her life...

Mary rated it ★★★★★

February 11, 2018

Wonderful biography for all ages, not just the middle-school category. See my full review here:

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