Joys of Love book clubs across the country

July 24, 2013 | None Yet - Post a Comment

Well, most of the book clubs have their books, and we can’t wait to hear what they have to say! Check out the map of where these libraries and school are. Click image for full view.

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The Joys of Love Study Guide

June 29, 2013 | None Yet - Post a Comment

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The Joys of Love Study and Activity Guide is now available! It’s chock full of discussion questions, activity prompts, and other useful information.

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The Joys of Love Book Club

June 10, 2013 | 5 Comments

The Joys of Love, Madeleine L'Engle

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Some exciting news! For the first time, we’re sponsoring a “book club,” featuring The Joys of Love, Madeleine’s posthumously published novel about a young girl and the summer in the theater that changed her life. Educators, click here, and we can send you up to 10 free copies of the hardcover. If you’re an individual wanting to read along, let us know (follow the same link and look on the right hand side of the page) and we’ll give you access to a study guide and activity prompts, as well as invitations to share your thoughts and projects inspired by the book.

What happened last month? Recap.

May 5, 2013 | None Yet - Post a Comment

1 of 9 Newly-identified Craters on Mercury Named L’Engle
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) approved proposed names for nine new craters on the planet Mercury. ” “L’Engle” is one of them! Who decides these things? She would be thrilled. Read more about it here.

NYT By the Book
In case you missed it, check out the “By the Book” article in The New York Times. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says she wanted to Meg Murry because “she worked with others to fight against an unjust system .”

Austin Series review
Do you watch TV shows in marathon sessions? What about books? Would you read a series in one sitting? In an interesting review of the Austin Books, Sara Zarr, in the LA Review of Books reflects on Vicky and revisiting childhood favorites.

Dallas Children’s Theater
The Dallas Children’s Theater production of John Glore’s adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time played in April. Nancy Churnin of the Dallas Morning News says: In John Glore-s faithful adaptation, author Madeleine L-Engle provides the key to why her Newbery Medal-winning story speaks to kids as powerfully as ever. In a world where children still agonize and are bullied over being different, she gives us three who don-t fit in and who must learn that their faults, as they see them, may in fact be their strengths.

The 2012 Listen-Up Awards from Publishers Weekly

January 18, 2013 | None Yet - Post a Comment

Well, we can’t post a link, because it’s behind a fire wall, but we can tell you that Random House Audio’s edition of A Wrinkle in Time, read by the wonderful Hope Davis, won top honors in their YA category.

Listening for Madeleine: A Portrait of Madeleine L’Engle in Many Voices by Leonard Marcus

November 28, 2012 | None Yet - Post a Comment

From Publishers Weekly: In this insightful biography of beloved children’s book author Madeleine L’Engle (A Wrinkle in Time), Marcus (Minders of Make-Believe) draws upon dozens of interviews with those who knew L’Engle personally and professionally, as well as with representatives of “the thousands of students, teachers, librarians, aspiring writers, neighbors and others who crossed her path.” The result is both impressionistic and satisfyingly complex.

Anne Lamott talks about A Wrinkle in Time in The NYT

November 24, 2012 | None Yet - Post a Comment

Did you see this? In the “By the Book” series in the Book section of the New York Times, Anne Lamott had this to say:


“A Wrinkle in Time” saved me because it so captured the grief and sense of isolation I felt as a child. I was 8 years old when it came out, in third grade, and I believed in it — in the plot, the people and the emotional truth of their experience. This place was never a good match for me, but the book greatly diminished my sense of isolation as great books have done ever since. I must have read it a dozen times.

Vote for A Wrinkle in Time!

November 19, 2012 | None Yet - Post a Comment

First Book provides great books to children from low-income families, and they’ve given away a lot of books in the past twenty years. In fact, they’re about to distribute their 100 millionth book, and they want YOU to help choose what it should be. There are 10 books to choose from, and A Wrinkle in Time is one of them. Please vote!

Save the date! And make sure you are on the mailing list!

November 15, 2012 | None Yet - Post a Comment

November 29th is Madeleine’s birthday. This year on that day, The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine will be dedicated as Literary Landmark to recognize the church’s connection with Madeleine, who served as the Cathedral librarian for more than 40 years. The event, which is open to the public, is scheduled for 4 p.m. in the Cathedral, followed by Evensong and a reception.

The Literary Landmarks is a program of United for Libraries (formerly Friends of Libraries USA). Other landmarks in New York City include the Algonquin Hotel, The Little Red Lighthouse and Pete’s Tavern.

More details to come! Sign up for our mailing list to receive news about books, events, and special content here.

Graphic Novel available October 2, 2012

September 10, 2012 | None Yet - Post a Comment

The much-anticipated graphic novel adaptation by Hope Larson will be available starting October 2, 2012! Check out the trailer.