A Wrinkle in Time is one of those books I didn’t get to read as a kid because it was constantly checked out of the school library, along with Judy Blume’s books, The Chronicles of Narnia, and A Light in the Attic. So, I wound up reading a lot of Laura Ingalls Wilder and writing short horror stories for extra credit that, had I turned them in at school today, would surely have gotten Wee Me arrested. Eventually, I grew out of the elementary school library and forgot about A Wrinkle in Time.
But, for a lot of people I’ve met over the years, A Wrinkle in Time was their gateway to geekdom.
First published in 1962, Madeleine L’Engle’s YA sci-fi novel has been leading geeks to geekdom for 50 years now. This week, the 50th anniversary commemorative edition of A Wrinkle in Time will be released and Pink Raygun has a copy to give away, along with a $50 Visa gift card.
- A Frontispiece photo
- A photo scrapbook with 10 photos
- Manuscript pages
- Letter from 1963 Caldecott winner, Ezra Jack Keats
- A new introduction by Katherine Paterson, US National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature
- A new afterword by Madeleine L’Engle’s granddaughter Charlotte Voiklis including six never-before-seen photos
- The Murry-O’Keefe family tree with new artwork
- Madeleine L’Engle’s Newbery acceptance speech
TO WIN: Answer this question in the comment thread below:
How awesome is this book?
(Seriously. I don’t actually know.)
We’ll select a winner at random on February 1st.