And Both Were Young

And Both Were Young

by Madeleine L'Engle, Léna Roy
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And Both Were Young by Madeleine L'Engle

Flip feels miserable when she first arrives at boarding school in Switzerland. Then she finds a true friend in Paul. But as the two become more and more close, Flip learns that Paul has a mystery in his past—and to help him discover the truth, she must put herself into serious danger.

This new edition of one of Madeleine L'Engle's earliest works features an introduction by the author's granddaughter, the writer Léna Roy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429934114
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 04/27/2010
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 724,848
File size: 221 KB
Age Range: 12 - 14 Years

About the Author

Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007) was the Newbery Medal-winning author of more than 60 books, including the much-loved A Wrinkle in Time. Born in 1918, L'Engle grew up in New York City, Switzerland, South Carolina and Massachusetts. Her father was a reporter and her mother had studied to be a pianist, and their house was always full of musicians and theater people. L'Engle graduated cum laude from Smith College, then returned to New York to work in the theater. While touring with a play, she wrote her first book, The Small Rain, originally published in 1945. She met her future husband, Hugh Franklin, when they both appeared in The Cherry Orchard.

Upon becoming Mrs. Franklin, L'Engle gave up the stage in favor of the typewriter. In the years her three children were growing up, she wrote four more novels. Hugh Franklin temporarily retired from the theater, and the family moved to western Connecticut and for ten years ran a general store. Her book Meet the Austins, an American Library Association Notable Children's Book of 1960, was based on this experience.

Her science fantasy classic A Wrinkle in Time was awarded the 1963 Newbery Medal. Two companion novels, A Wind in the Door and A Swiftly Tilting Planet (a Newbery Honor book), complete what has come to be known as The Time Trilogy, a series that continues to grow in popularity with a new generation of readers. Her 1980 book A Ring of Endless Light won the Newbery Honor. L'Engle passed away in 2007 in Litchfield, Connecticut.


Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007) was the Newbery Medal-winning author of more than 60 books, including the much-loved A Wrinkle in Time. Born in 1918, L'Engle grew up in New York City, Switzerland, South Carolina and Massachusetts. Her father was a reporter and her mother had studied to be a pianist, and their house was always full of musicians and theater people. L'Engle graduated cum laude from Smith College, then returned to New York to work in the theater. While touring with a play, she wrote her first book, The Small Rain, originally published in 1945. She met her future husband, Hugh Franklin, when they both appeared in The Cherry Orchard. Upon becoming Mrs. Franklin, L'Engle gave up the stage in favor of the typewriter. In the years her three children were growing up, she wrote four more novels. Hugh Franklin temporarily retired from the theater, and the family moved to western Connecticut and for ten years ran a general store. Her book Meet the Austins, an American Library Association Notable Children's Book of 1960, was based on this experience. Her science fantasy classic A Wrinkle in Time was awarded the 1963 Newbery Medal. Two companion novels, A Wind in the Door and A Swiftly Tilting Planet (a Newbery Honor book), complete what has come to be known as The Time Trilogy, a series that continues to grow in popularity with a new generation of readers. Her 1980 book A Ring of Endless Light won the Newbery Honor. L'Engle passed away in 2007 in Litchfield, Connecticut.
Léna Roy published her first novel, Edges (FSG), in late 2010. She is the Regional Manager for Writopia Lab in Westchester and Connecticut, and her writing was featured in the essay collection for middle school kids and their teachers Breakfast on Mars and 37 Other Essays to Devour: Your Favorite Authors Take on the Dreaded Essay Assignment. She lives in New York.

Date of Birth:

January 12, 1918

Date of Death:

September 6, 2007

Place of Birth:

New York, NY

Place of Death:

Litchfield, CT

Education:

Smith College, 1941

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And Both Were Young 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
bookworm628 More than 1 year ago
I have read 95% of everything Madeleine L'Engle wrote, and this, the original unedited version of And Both Were Young, holds a special place in my heart. This story is not like her Wrinkle in Time or A Ring of Endless Light; Flip seems more real to me than either heroine of the other two books. Everyone should read this amazing novel. I read it in high school, the first time, and I will give it to my children to read when they are old enough.
aspiringlibrarian97 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. Once i picked it up i couldn't put it down. I would most definitely recommend this book to others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt to be as Flip. She faced struggles of her father and Ms.Jackman but when she met Paul everything changes. This is a beauty. I loved the first romance between Flip and Paul. I felt a deep connection with this book of love,loss, and hope. Most importantly, happiness.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is storytelling at its best. I always enjoy her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a great book i recommend it to everyone
joanny More than 1 year ago
Madeleine L'Engle's, And Both Were Young, is an excellent tale about a young couple searching to find their place in the world. In order to do this, Flip must confront her own insecurities and mature while at the same time try to help the boy she is in love with solve a mystery that will allow him to become whole. This mystery/romance deals with growing up, much like Michael Segedy's Hampton Road, a psychological thriller that deals with love and social conflict- a must read).
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I have ever read. It has all of the hightlights: love, romance, school, and so much more! It really shows life if you go to boarding school! What are you waiting for? Buy/ Read it today!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the BEST book I've ever read! I am hooked on Madeline L'Engle for life! I agree completely with the review written by Sarah a high school sophmore in FL.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was by far the best book I have ever read! The way she describes stuff is unbelievable; its as though you were there because you can see the places in your head, and you can completely relate to her main character, Flip.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i really liked this book. this is the first book i have read by madeliene l'engle and she is a great author. i couldn't put iot down and it is going to stick with me for days.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic. I just finished reading it for the first time. Madeline L'Engle's writing is moving with a splash of romance. All of her books have a faint similarity in their story line, although each is an individual.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Flip is being sent off to boarding school on request by the woman who as she put it is 'lusting after her father' who is an artist. Flip meets a boy named Paul before she goes off to the school in Switzerland and his dog, Ariel. She goes off to school and doesn't fit in, and the only thing that is bringing her happiness is her mysterious art teacher, until she sees Ariel. She sees Paul again, but he has a secret. He doesn't remember his past. She has to try to help him piece together his past. This book is interesting and you have to read it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an awesome book(pardon the spelling). This is probably one of Madilne L'engle's best books but it is one of the least known. I wish I had a dashing friend like Paul to talk to me the way that Flip and Paul talk. You should definatly read this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She is one of my favorite writers. I read "A wrinkle in time when I was 10. Now I am pushing 50 and i still can't get enough of her. This book did not disappoint! Flip reminds me of Meg Murry. My favorite book of all is "A ring of endless light" told from the point of view of Vicki Austen, a recurring character in many of her books, and probably my favorite of all her characters. If you like Madeleine L'engle read this. You will like it a lot, almost guaranteed.
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