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Madeleine Grattan


(1910 - 2008)

Madeleine Grattan

Madeleine Mauriac Grattan was born in Bordeaux, France. Her uncle, Francois Mauriac, was a Nobel Laureate in literature. She worked with the Resistance during World War II. After the war she married an American professor of English. She had finished an unpublished sequel to Jexium Island at the time of her death.


Jexium Island (1957)

What is Jexium? Who are the children who mine it on an island in the Atlantic Ocean? Serge is determined to rescue his foster sister Angele from slavery to the Dogs.

Author(s): Madeleine Grattan
Illustrator(s): William Pène du Bois

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