Friday, April 26, 2013

A-Z Challenge: W is for Wrinkle

From the Time Quintet that would be Madeleine L'Engle's novel, A Wrinkle in Time.  The Time Quintet (sometimes referred to as the Time Quartet) follows the stories of the Murrys.  A Wrinkle in Time is the siblings, Meg and Charles Wallace's story.  Meg is in search of her father who has gone missing after discovering the ability to tesseract, which she has no idea what it is.

As a reader, I've come across this book many times, but I didn't pick it up until I believe it was last year.  I wasn't avoiding it.  I just wasn't going out of my way to read it.  I'm glad I picked it up for it is very good and very worthy of its Newbery Award.

Ten Facts about A Wrinkle In Time:

  • Written between 1959 and 1960.
  • 1962, first published.
  • Rejected by 26 different publishers because it was considered too different and according to L'Engle "because it deals overtly with the problem of evil, and it was really difficult for children , and was it a children's or an adults' book, anyhow?"  Another suggestion was that it contained a female protagonist in a science fiction novel.
  • 1963, wins Newbery Medal.
  • 1964, wins Lewis Carroll Shelf Award.
  • 1965, wins Sequoyah Book Award.
  • 1994, Listening Library released an audio version read by Madeleine L'Engle, herself!
  • Hardback edition still published by Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, the original publishers.
  • 2003, television movie released by Disney with David Dorfman as Charles Wallace, Katie Stuart as Meg, and Gregory Smith as Calvin O'Keefe.
  • 2007, reissued in trade and mass market paperback by Square Fish along with the rest of the Time Quintet.
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1 comment:

  1. Ah wrinkles come to us in time whether we try to keep them at bay, Enjoyed the post.