marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

Madeleine L'Engle

Two very short works

The Journey with Jonah

A one-act play on Jonah, cast with Jonah as the only human -- he interacts with rats on shipboard, the whale and a fish it also swallowed, birds on land before and after, a turtle, and of course, the worm at the end. Amusing dialog with some interesting allusions peppered in.

Dance in the Desert

A nameless account of the Flight To Egypt, or rather, one night thereof, mostly, "where nobody was afraid and everybody danced." The illustrations are striking, and her account is peppered with allusions -- which are actually, more than many adults will recognize.
Tags: children's books

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