In the High Peaks

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Your Memories of A Wrinkle in Time?

It is overwhelmingly absurd that I have had another post in the works since last Friday, and have not been able to finish it properly to post it. But I will!!

I will say today that I'm loving my first reading in 48 years of the penultimate classic of children's literature, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle, which was awarded the John Newbery Medal in 1962. It's so interesting that L'Engle submitted the manuscript to 20+ publishers when she gave up and decided to withdraw it from circulation because she believed the publishing world was not ready for such a book. Her mother suggested Madeleine submit it to her (mother's) friend John Farrar, the publisher of Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, and the rest is history.

Have you read it? What are your memories of this book?


  1. Yes, it was the first book that I named as my Favorite Book. Loved the character of Meg, with all her quirkiness.

    Here's my Wordless Wednesday!

    1. Hi Deb,
      It was a favorite of mine too, but I think I liked L'Engle's Meet the Austins and Moon by Night just as much.

      I think I appreciate Meg's quirkiness and the development of her character even more as an adult. I also believe that A Wrinkle in Time is about a perfect a novel (in its form, themes, symbolism, statements about society, etc.) as one might ever hope to find.

      Thanks for dropping in!