A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle meant so much to me as a child. Eighteen years later (whoa), I the paperback edition I stole from my sister in 1994 is still sitting on my bookshelf.
I only know this because it has her nameplate in it. Whoops. Sorry, sister.
I was 10 years old and thrilled to find a book that was smart, made me think and, yeah, introduced me to new vocabulary words. Do you think I knew what mitochondria were until Charles Wallace got stuck inside one a few books down the line? No. See, SMART BOOKS RULE!
It was my first sci-fi read, and -- of course -- Calvin was my first fictional crush. Like I said in the video, I was just captivated by him. He was nice and polite, smart and sensitive. DREAM BOY.
I can't believe Madeleine L'Engle's book is now FIFTY years old, but I'm thrilled to be a part of the "50 Years, 50 Days, 50 Blogs" tour, highlighting the book that had such a huge impact on so many people's childhoods.
I really, really urge you to share this book with your kids and try it out yourself. A beautiful 50th anniversary hardcover edition is out now with a beautiful new cover and pretty deckled pages. Check it out...
About the 50th Anniversary edition:
The 50th Anniversary Commemorative edition features:
- Frontispiece photo*†
- Photo scrapbook with approximately 10 photos*†
- Manuscript pages*†
- Letter from 1963 Caldecott winner, Ezra Jack Keats*†
- New introduction by Katherine Paterson, US National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature †
- New afterword by Madeleine L’Engle’s granddaughter Charlotte Voiklis including six never-before-seen photos †
- Murry-O’Keefe family tree with new artwork †
- Madeleine L’Engle’s Newbery acceptance speech
If you don't know why this is so significant, check out some previous versions, including my own, which is first:
Oh man, these remind me of a childhood spent (no surprise here) with my nose in a book.
Learn more about A Wrinkle in Time by checking out the complete 50-blog tour and the Wrinkle in Time Facebook page!