February 13th, 2012

Blog Tour | A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle 50th Anniversary Edition

Reading A Wrinkle In Time for the First Time

I honestly can’t believe I didn’t read this book years ago! I’m a big fan of Newberry Award winners.

I must admit though, that I haven’t finished the book. Not because it isn’t good but due to poor planning and time management on my end. I will have a full review for you soon!

Of what I’ve read so far, the characters are delightful and totally engrossing and most imporatantly, original. I wasn’t quite sure how to take some of them but they’ve grown on me immensely. I started this book having no idea of what it is about. I still don’t quite know. And you know what? I LOVE it. I love that I have no expectations and that the slate is completely clean. Each word is new and revealing. The story is unfolding brilliantly and so smoothly. I don’t know where it’s going but I can already tell it will be amazing and unique. I am excited to finish this book and then explore the remaining books of the Time series.

To think that this book has been around for 50 years is breathtaking. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to read this for the first time and share it with you. I must admit that I prefer the paperback cover to this new 50th Edition. It is just so much more fun!

But the 50th Edition has some nice bonus 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

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