A Book, Too, Can Be a Star: The Story of Madeleine l'Engle and the Making of a Wrinkle in Time

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$18.99  $17.66
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
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8.84 X 10.95 X 0.34 inches | 0.84 pounds

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About the Author

Charlotte Jones Voiklis has worked in academia, nonprofit communications and fundraising, and philanthropy. In addition to managing her grandmother Madeleine L'Engle's estate, Charlotte is an author in her own right. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

Jennifer Adams is the author of 50 books, including the best-selling BabyLit series, which introduces small children to the world of classic literature and has sold more than 2 million copies. Jennifer edits the children's book line at Sounds True and works weekends at her local independent bookstore, The King's English.

Adelina Lirius is an illustrator based in Stockholm, Sweden. She loves painting imaginary scenes, portraying nature, and depicting the different cultures she grew up with.

"The artwork in this book is stunning; both realistic and magical, these illustrations connect readers emotionally to L'Engle's story... An excellent choice for any collection looking for biographies on writers, fantasy, and successful women." --School Library Journal, starred review

"The perfect prelude to a shared reading of the ageless classic [A Wrinkle in Time]." --Kirkus Reviews

"Fans of L'Engle's works will find inspiration to ask big questions of their own in this limited telling of the subject's interests and inquiries." --Publishers Weekly

"Equally full of stars and starlight, the digital illustrations, with some elements painted traditionally with gouache, blend reality and the fantastical in glorious contrasting colors and swirling lines... The book celebrates L'Engle for her writing career but also for her inquisitive approach to the world around her, highlighting her love of music, art, theater, and stories." --Horn Book

"An incredibly thoughtful exploration of both an individual and life in general, and the gorgeous gouache and digital illustrations practically gleam on the page... A resplendent reminder that the big, beautiful questions are always worth asking." --Booklist