Susan Cooper was entertaining, but for raw, expand-the-horizons thinking, much of my Young Adult fancy belongs to Sylvia Engdahl (her blog is here). Her Children of the Star trilogy really hit home with me, and I can even recall dreaming of the last book. This Star Shall Abide is the first book in Children of the Star. Such wonderful, wonderful reading.
Much to my amazement and joy, some of her works are now back in print and she has published a new adult novel. My copy of her latest work, Stewards of the Flame is on order from Amazon.
Her books are wondrous. I adore her visionary writing, and can’t wait for my delivery of the signed YA novels I just bought. Haven’t read Ms. Engdahl? Just do it. Please.
I am a happy man. That my children will also some day read Sylvia Engdahl makes me smile, while I think of traveling beyond our our star…