Creator: Madeleine L'Engle

A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.

Madeleine L'Engle (1918 2007) was an American writer of Young Adult Literature best-known for A Wrinkle in Time and its sequels.

Most of her novels belong to one of two sequences, referred to as "Kairos" and "Chronos", from the two ancient Greek words for time. "Chronos" refers to chronological or sequential time, while "Kairos" signifies a time in between, a moment of indeterminate time in which something special happens. (Although both sequences contain speculative elements, the Chronos sequence is primarily realistic, while the Kairos sequence, which includes A Wrinkle in Time, is clearly sf/fantasy.)

    Kairos 

    Chronos 
  • Austin family novels
    1. Meet the Austins (1960)
    2. The Moon by Night (1963)
    3. The Young Unicorns (1968)
    4. A Ring of Endless Light (1980)
    5. The Anti-Muffins (1980)
    6. The Twenty-four Days Before Christmas (1984)
    7. Troubling a Star (1994)
    8. A Full House: An Austin Family Christmas (1999)

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Madeleine L Engle