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Madeleine L’Engle (1918-2007) was an American author of young adult fiction, Christian fiction, science fiction, poetry and non-fiction. She is the author of the Time Quintet and Austin Family series. She started writing when she was eight years old, keeping a journal. Because she was shy, clumsy as a child, she was considered to be stupid by her teachers, causing her to spend more time reading and writing. After a career that was not going well financially, L’Engle was strongly considering retiring from writing on her 40th birthday, but soon came up with the idea for what would become her best-known work, A Wrinkle in Time. The young adult novel won the Newbery Award.

Madeleine L’Engle’s first novel was The Small Rain, published in 1945. She would continue writing until her death in 2007; her final original work being the non-fiction book The Joys of Love. Below is a list of Madeleine L’Engle’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Vigneras Books


The Small Rain(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prelude(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Severed Wasp(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Camilla Dickinson Books


Camilla Dickinson(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Live Coal in the Sea(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Austin Family Books


Meet the Austins(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Moon by Night(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Twenty-Four Days Before Christmas(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Young Unicorns(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Ring of Endless Light(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Anti-Muffins(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Troubling a Star(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Full House(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Austin Family Books

When reading this series in chronological order, Troubling a Star and The Anti-Muffins are reversed.

Publication Order of Time Quintet Books


A Wrinkle in Time(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Wind in the Door(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Swiftly Tilting Planet(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Many Waters(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Acceptable Time(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Time Quintet Graphic Novels


A Wrinkle in Time(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of O’Keefe Family Books


The Arm of the Starfish(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragons in the Waters(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A House Like a Lotus(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Crosswicks Journal Books


A Circle of Quiet(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Summer of the Great-Grandmother(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Irrational Season(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Two Part Invention: The Story of a Marriage(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Genesis Trilogy Books


And It Was Good: Reflections on Beginnings(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Stone for a Pillow: Journeys with Jacob(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sold into Egypt: Joseph's Journey into Human Being(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Ilsa(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
And Both Were Young(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Winter's Love(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Love Letters(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dance in the Desert(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Other Side of the Sun(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Weather of the Heart(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Certain Women(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Lines Scribbled on an Envelope and Other Poems(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ladder of Angels(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sphinx at Dawn: Two Stories(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cry Like a Bell(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
WinterSong: Christmas Readings(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Miracle on 10th Street and Other Christmas Writings(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
101st Miracle: Early Short Stories(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ordering of Love: The New and Collected Poems of Madeleine L'Engle(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Plays


The Journey with Jonah(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books


Moses, Prince of Egypt(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Other Dog(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Prayers for Sunday(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Everyday Prayers(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Walking on Water: Personal Reflections(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trailing Clouds of Glory: Spiritual Values in Children's Literature(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
From This Day Forward(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Glorious Impossible(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rock That is Higher: Story as Truth(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anytime Prayers(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Penguins and Golden Calves: Icons and Idols in Antarctica and Other Spiritual Places(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Glimpses of Grace: Daily Thoughts and Reflections(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Friends for the Journey(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mothers and Daughters(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mothers and Sons(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Own Small Place: Developing the Writing Life(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Prayerbook for Spiritual Friends: Partners in Prayer(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bright Evening Star: Mystery of the Incarnation(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Madeleine L'Engle Herself: Reflections on a Writing Life(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Joys of Love(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The novel Camilla Dickinson was also published as Camilla. WinterSong and Friends for the Journey were co-authored with Luci Shaw. Trailing Clouds of Glory was co-authored by Avery Brooke. Mothers & Sons and Mothers & Daughters were co-authored by Maria Rooney. Glimpses of Grace and Madeleine L’Engle Herself were co-authored by Carole F. Chase.

If You Like Madeleine L’Engle Books, You’ll Love…

Madeleine L’Engle Synopsis: In Camilla by Madeleine L’Engle, Camilla Dickinson is a 15 year-old who has had an easy life, but now her parents are starting to act strange towards eachother and fighting over her. Camilla is caught between the two. She soon meets her best friend’s brother, Frank, who lets her know she’s not alone.

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  • macbookwyrm

    Love Love Love Madeleine
    There are some mistakes in your order

    The Austin Family books chronologically:

    The Twenty-four Days Before Christmas
    The Full House
    Meet the Austin’s
    The Anti-Muffins. Is a younger reader version that takes place during Meet the Austin’s

    The rest of the list is fine

    Also the posthumous book. The Joys of Love is a Ya Fiction novel written many years before and rejected by publishers

    And in the novel list is The Weather of the Heart which is poetry.