There was A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. One of the top 10 books of my childhood. If you never discovered the magic of this book, you would do well to do so post haste.
The news this morning brought the message that Madeleine L'Engle died this past Thursday at the age of 88.
She brought the joy of imagination to many a child with her Wrinkle in Time series. I, for one, shall mourn her.