Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters

Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters

This middle-grade biography explores the life and works of Madeleine L'Engle --written by her granddaughters--coming just in time for the all-new A Wrinkle in Time film, directed by Ava DuVernay. 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 mat This middle-grade biography explores the life and works of Madeleine L'Engle --written by her granddaughters--coming ...

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Title:Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters
Author:Charlotte Jones Voiklis
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Genres:Biography
ISBN:0374307644
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:163 pages pages

Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters Reviews

  • Simon
    Apr 14, 2018
    This is aimed at middle-school readers, but I have loved L'Engle's books my whole life, so . . . I am happy to report that there is enough here to keep devotees of any age enthralled. However, I am not talking about the narrative her granddaughters have crafted, but the materials they ...
  • Lisa Vegan
    Apr 19, 2018
    review coming...asap.... ...
  • Dotty
    Mar 08, 2018
    I loved reading about Madeleine as a writer. You can tell the writers knew her well and adored her, but at the same time they shared the struggles, the strengths, the joys and the warts of L'Engle. Anyone who is a writer, has an interest in writing would enjoy this book as well as anyo...
  • RA
    Feb 24, 2018
    Recommended! Becoming Madeleine is a biography aimed toward middle grade readers, or between the ages of 8-12, written by Madeleine's granddaughters, Charlotte and LÚna. The "action" of the book starts with background information on Madeleine's parents and concludes at the publica...
  • Rachel
    Feb 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...
  • Laurie
    Feb 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 ju...
  • Laura
    Apr 03, 2018
    I admitted to my husband one day that I was embarrassed to say I wanted to be a writer. It felt presumptuous that I could aspire to join such lofty ranks of men and women. He reminded me, as he does so well, that writers only seemed that way because I admired them so much. Writers are ...
  • Sarah
    Feb 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 open...
  • Marti
    Mar 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 ...
  • Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
    Feb 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. ...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Feb 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...
  • Rondi Olson
    Apr 15, 2018
    Excellent biography of Madeleine L'Engle written by her granddaughters. For the middle-grade audience and a quick read, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Begins with information about her parents and ends with A Wrinkle in Time being accepted for publication. A must-read for lovers of A ...
  • Bethany
    Mar 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 ...
  • Joan
    Feb 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 kid...
  • Donna Barnes
    Mar 26, 2018
    My book club is re-reading "A Wrinkle in Time," and after doing that, I decided to find out more about the author, Madeleine L'Engle. What makes this book special is that her two granddaughters wrote it together, and it mostly tells some facts about her, mixes that with the stories she...
  • Margie
    Feb 21, 2018
    With each decade your reading life flourishes, growing in depth and breadth. Regardless of the number of titles you read, there will be those books finding a permanent place in your reader's heart; some of them read repeatedly. You will remember the wonder felt with the first reading. ...
  • Marina
    Feb 17, 2018
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this biography of Madeleine L'Engle, by her granddaughters. What added to my enjoyment were the many journal entries that Madeliene had written over the years that her granddaughters had insdrted throughout the book. She truly had a challenging but very int...
  • elizabeth roberts-zibbel
    Apr 12, 2018
    I?m surprised that I enjoyed this book as much as I did, since it was written for young adults by the deceased author?s granddaughters. Madeline L?Engle wrote A Wrinkle In Time as well as many, many other books about the Murry-O?Keefes (science fiction/ fantasy) and the Austins...
  • Michelle Ule
    Feb 08, 2018
    This is a book for Madeleine L'Engle fans, I'm not sure anyone else would enjoy it. It's a YA biography, which surprised me, filled with lots of lovely photos, as you would expect in a book written by her granddaughters. Most of this information I knew already from L'Engle's own boo...
  • Gwen
    Feb 26, 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 ...
  • Kathy
    Feb 14, 2018
    I'm not sure how many young readers would be drawn to this book, but those who were captivated by Madeleine L'Engle's writing in their youth and loved her writing will appreciate the evidence shown here of her lifelong love affair with writing. It could also appeal to young people who ...
  • Steven R. McEvoy
    Feb 20, 2018
    I was introduced to the works of Madeleine L'Engle in the fall of 1995, as the age of 25 I was a little older to be discovering the woman and her works. But within three years I would have read 33 of her books. Reading all the local library had, and any I could get through interlibrary...
  • Emily
    Apr 01, 2018
    Insightful biography of author Madeleine L'Engle that explores her early life leading up to the publication of A Wrinkle in Time. I really enjoyed "meeting" Madeleine and reading through her life. This was written for an upper middle grade audience, and told the story well, using excer...
  • Cate
    Apr 09, 2018
    I enjoyed this book far more than I anticipated. I took my daughter to see A Wrinkle in Time, and wanted to know more about the mind behind such brilliance. It is amazing how much I can relate to this particular author on a very human level. We would probably have been kindred spirits ...
  • Tracy
    Feb 07, 2018
    More of a 4.5. This is beautifully laid out for book report or biography writers in middle grades, the inclusion of the pictures and photos of documents is wonderful. I think it's a touch dry but really lays out Madeleine's early life. What a lovely tribute from these girls, and I than...
  • Mary Kenyon
    Feb 11, 2018
    Wonderful biography for all ages, not just the middle-school category. See my full review here: https://marypotterkenyon.wordpress.co... ...
  • Jennifer
    Mar 02, 2018
    A lovely biography of Madeleine L'Engle written by her granddaughters. The style is neat and simple (the book is intended to be appropriate for child readers as well as adults), and tracks Madeleine's life into her forties, when she finally sold A Wrinkle in Time to a publisher (it was...
  • Schlow Library
    Mar 09, 2018
    "Since becoming a Madeleine L?Engle aficionado after a sixth grade school assignment nearly four decades ago, I have often wondered how the author developed her unique and distinctive voice and vision. Ms. L?Engle?s beloved granddaughters, Charlotte Jones Voiklis and LÚna Roy, r...
  • CentralPA Librarians
    Mar 09, 2018
    "Since becoming a Madeleine L?Engle aficionado after a sixth grade school assignment nearly four decades ago, I have often wondered how the author developed her unique and distinctive voice and vision. Ms. L?Engle?s beloved granddaughters, Charlotte Jones Voiklis and LÚna Roy, r...
  • Steve Lionel
    Mar 16, 2018
    Having loved Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time and its sequels when I was young, and having recently seen the movie, I was interested in learning more about the author. Becoming Madeleine is a rich biography written by her granddaughters, sourced largely based on L'Engle's journals...