The Compulsive Reader: 50th Anniversary of A Wrinkle in Time

Monday, January 16, 2012

50th Anniversary of A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle's classic, will be 50 years old this year! To celebrate, I'm a part of the 50 Years, 50 Days, 50 Blogs tour!

You can stay up to date with everything A Wrinkle in Time here, on the Facebook page, and follow the tour here.

Another cool thing about the 50th Anniversary of A Wrinkle in Time is the cool new edition of the book that's being released! Check it out:

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

* Unique to this edition † never previously published

Do you remember the first time you picked up this book? I know I was about 11 years old, and my school library had a worn copy with the centaur and rainbow on the cover. I was intrigued (especially after discovering Harry Potter and Tamora Pierce) and I fell in love pretty quickly. A Wrinkle in Time is one of those books that I've thought about a lot over the years, but not one I've re-read enough.

How did you first discover A Wrinkle in Time? And if you haven't read it yet, definitely don't hesitate to pick up one of these beautiful new copies!


SuziQoregon said...

This is my cue to confess that I've never read this. Might have to get one of those commemorative editions.

Miss Haley said...

WOW this is awesome!! this book changed my life.