Monday, March 12, 2012

In Case You Missed It!

Newbery Medal Winner "A Wrinkle in Time" Turns 50 This Year

NPR celebrates the fantasy and science fiction classic A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle in its recently published article "The Unlikely Best-Seller: 'A Wrinkle in Time.'" 

Addressing the fact that most publishers turned down L'Engle's novel due to its complexity, L'Engle's granddaughter Charlotte Jones Voiklis, says, "Even if a young reader doesn't know all of the words, or know who all of the quotations are from, or if they can't grasp exactly what a tesseract is ... it sort of gives room for the reader and shows possibility and a place where you want to go and understand. [L'Engle] didn't think condescending to children was the right thing to do."

To read the article or listen to the podcast, click here.

To read The New York Times essay "'A Wrinkle in Time' and Its Sci-Fi Heroine" by Pamela Paul, click here.