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Many Waters By Madeleine LEngle About the Novel in General Madeleine LEngle is the author of more than forty books for readers of all ages including A Wrinkle in Time A Newbery Medal winner A Swiftly Turning Planet Meet the Austins The Moon by Night A Ring of Endless Light and many more In 1984 Madeleine LEngle received the Regina Medal for continued distinguished dedication to childrens literature She now resides in New York City This book was originally written in 1986 however it was printed in 1987 Madeleine was writing several novels at the time and decided to set this one aside Setting The setting for most of this novel is in the biblical times just before Noah started constructing the Ark on an oasis in the desert All the supporting characters are affected by the setting as they have dark brown skin and are only four feet tall When the twins arrive in the desert they get very badly sunburned as they are not use to the much stronger sun of this time Summary The twins Dennys and Sandy accidentally transported themselves to somewhere They did not see the sign on the door that said Experiment in progress They are in some desert land far away from their house which is stilll very cold with winter They start looking for shade from the blazing sun They meet Japeth a short tanned brown-skinned skin man with short black hair and a beard With him is a little creature called a mammoth whos name is Higgaion It is very important to remember that Dennys and Sandy are six feet tall and only fifteen years old Japeth the first person of this strange world that they meet is only four feet tall and a few inches He immediately calls the twins giants They try to convince him that they are not giants and that they come
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