January 26, 2012

A Wrinkle in Time: 50 Years, 50 Days, 50 Blogs Celebration


When it comes to books that I loved and read in my school age years, I tend to be a bit of a collector. I buy multiple copies of the book with it's various covers. I own 5 copies of A Wrinkle in Time, the four above and now the 50th Anniversary Edition. 
 I was thrilled when I was asked to participate in the anniversary blog tour for this incredible book. I remember checking it out the first time from the library. Taking it home and being completely transported inside it within just a few pages. It was one of the first books that ever did that for me. Made me forget the world going on around me. I was searching with Meg. Comforted by Aunt Beast. It's a story of sacrifice and unconditional love, and I remember even when I was a young reader, knowing that this book was special. 
 Years later I was able to revisit it, when we read and studied it in a children's literature course. I'm grateful for that opportunity as I was able to delve deeper into the story, and was able to experience it in a new way.
  Now, with my son and in my work at the library I'm lucky that I am able to share A Wrinkle in Time with others.

The new  A Wrinkle in Time, The 50th Anniversary Edition:

About the 50th Anniversary edition:
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

I highly recommend checking out the other blogs that are participating. I've really enjoyed reading their posts about this timeless classic.

Week 1: Revisiting A Wrinkle In Time
January 16 -20

Week 2: Sharing A Wrinkle In Time
January 23 - 27

Week 3: Characters in A Wrinkle In Time
January 30 - February 3

Week 4: Expressions of A Wrinkle In Time
February 6 - February 10

Week 5: Reading A Wrinkle In Time for the First Time
February 13 - 17

What does A Wrinkle in Time mean to you? Have you read it? Is there a book from your childhood that you treasure?

1 comment:

  1. A Wrinkle in Time is my favorite. It made me the reader I am today. My mom was a librarian, so reading was BIG around our house. Thank you, Mama! My reaction to this book, to Meg and Charles, was physical. I remember feeling the book in my chest and in my stomach. There have been great reads over the years, but A Wrinkle in Time will always be my favorite. I said that, didn't I?

    Thank you for the list of bloggers participating in the tour.