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A Wrinkle in Time: 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition (Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quintet)by Madeleine Lengle
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It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.
“Wild nights are my glory,” the unearthly stranger told them. “I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I’ll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract.”
A tesseract (in case the reader doesn’t know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L’Engle’s unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O’Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg’s father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.
Fifty years ago, Madeleine LEngle introduced the world to A Wrinkle in Time and the wonderful and unforgettable characters Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, and their friend Calvin OKeefe. When the children learn that Mr. Murry has been captured by the Dark Thing, they time travel to Camazotz, where they must face the leader IT in the ultimate battle between good and evil—a journey that threatens their lives and our universe. A Newbery Award winner, A Wrinkle in Time is an iconic novel that continues to inspire millions of fans around the world. This special edition has been redesigned and includes an introduction by Katherine Paterson, an afterword by Madeleine LEngles granddaughter Charlotte Jones Voiklis that includes photographs and memorabilia, the authors Newbery Medal acceptance speech, and other bonus materials.
Fifty years ago, A Wrinkle in Time debuted and the world of children’s literature was changed forever. Now, on the anniversary of its publication, we’re proud to present a very special edition that includes a new introduction by Newbery medalist Katherine Paterson; an afterword by Madeleine L’Engle’s granddaughter Charlotte Jones Voiklis; never before published photographs; and the author’s Newbery Medal acceptance speech. For generations, this novel has inspired millions of fans around the world. This story of love, time travel, and triumph over evil has truly stood the test of time.
About the Author
Madeleine L’Engle (1918–2007) was the author of many acclaimed books for children as well as books for adults, including the Crosswicks Journal Series: A Circle of Quiet, The Summer of the Great-Grandmother, and The Irrational Season. Other books in the Time Quintet include A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time.
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