Monday, September 10, 2007

Sad News - Bonus post

We finally began a new read-aloud at the supper table tonight; I picked one of my all-time favorite books, A Wrinkle in Time. When My Sweet Baboo saw the book, he pointed to the cover and asked, 'Did you see that she passed away?'

NO!!! I hadn't read any newspapers for the last 4-5 days because of the conference and I missed it! So I googled her and found the following official press release.

I have many of her books; I even had the opportunity to meet her about 12 years ago. She is one of my author heroes; if ever I publish anything it will be largely due to the influence of her writings...both fictional and autobiographical.

Tomorrow is 9-11; Lynn Johnston is retiring and Madeleine L'Engle passed away.

I'll sleep with a heavy heart tonight.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting the news about Madeleine L'Engle. I taught A Wrinkle in Time to my 6th grade students every year until I left teaching altogether. They always loved it, and it never failed to inspire my children to write their own stories. What a loss.