Welcome to my stop on the tour for A Wrinkle In Time! The movie comes out this week! Macmillan released a new cover in honor of the movie and if you’ve never read this book, here is a little bit about it:A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Published by Macmillan on January 1, 1962
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction
It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.
"Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me be on my way. Speaking of way, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract".
Meg's father had been experimenting with this fifth dimension of time travel when he mysteriously disappeared. Now the time has come for Meg, her friend Calvin, and Charles Wallace to rescue him. But can they outwit the forces of evil they will encounter on their heart-stopping journey through space?
For my stop on the tour, I was asked to take a photo of my childhood copy. I went home one weekend and managed to put my hands on the book that I grew up reading in the mid-80s. So, here you go – the 1976 cover in all its glory!
Interesting, right? That is some 1970s glory, right there. No hate to the cover designer. This was a pretty epic and I remember looking at it and thinking wow. But then I looked on the back!
These quotes! “It has the appearance of science fiction” and it makes “unusual demands on the imagination“. It just goes to show you how groundbreaking this story was for YA before there was YA. It was a book I loved and as you can see by the well worn cover, one that I read over and over.