A Wrinkle in Time 50th Anniversary Edition by Madeleine L’Engle
This is the first week of the A Wrinkle in Time 50th Anniversary Celebration Blog Tour. The topic this week is: “Remembering your first experience with A Wrinkle in Time and revisiting it now.”
I first read A Wrinkle in Time in grade school. And though I couldn’t recall much of the story, I did have fond memories of Meg, her younger (genius) brother Charles Wallace, the angelic Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which. Recently rereading the story, brought back more memories. Loving science fiction stories as an adult, I can appreciate L’Engle’s time/space travel theory inspired by Einstein. It’s explained that a tesseract (their mode of travel) works the same for both time and space. Though, I now wonder why the book is entitled A Wrinkle in Time, when they travel more through space, and only briefly through time.
The story focuses on Meg, Charles Wallace, and their new friend Calvin who travel across the universe to find Meg’s missing father. Meg is awkward and feels like an outsider, which most children feel at some point in their young lives. And though some of the speech is outdated, I could still see the characters and story appealing to young readers. This was one of the first science fiction novels that I can remember reading, along with The Girl with the Silver Eyes by Willo Davis Roberts. Traveling through deep space, alien cultures, unique alien creatures, and the battle of good versus evil are still favorite subject matter to this day. I thoroughly enjoyed revisiting this beloved children’s classic.
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
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Courtesy of the publisher, I have a copy of A Wrinkle in Time 50th Anniversary Edition by Madeleine L’Engle for one (1) lucky winner!
Contest is open to US and Canada only. To enter, just fill out the form below. Contest ends February 10. I’ll draw a name on February 11, and notify winner via email.