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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