Friday, February 10, 2012

Weekend Book Give-Away: A Wrinkle in Time - 50th Anniversary Edition

This Monday February 13th is the 50th anniversary of the publication of Madeleine L'Engle's wonderful book A Wrinkle in Time, which I would argue is some of the best science fiction written for youth EVER.

When an atomic physicist disappears on a secret mission, his son, daughter and their friend search for him, going on an interplanetary journey through time and space.

I have loved this book for eons, and am excited to celebrate it with another reading.  And then I plan to also re-read the delightful When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, which is about a girl who is obsessed with A Wrinkle in Time.  

As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1980s television game show, "The $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space.

 To win a beautiful shiny 50th Anniversary Edition paperback of A Wrinkle in Time, convince me that you love the book the most of all our readers!  What do you love about it?  What fond memories do you have of reading it?  What does this book mean to you? Share your joy for a chance to win!

If there is not a clear winner, one will be selected by my buddy Random Number Generator on Tuesday February 14, 2012. Be sure to leave a name with your entry, and check back to see if you won. To win you must be a teen (6th-12th grade, or 12-18) who uses a Sno-Isle Library.   


Noah said...

Oh my gosh, A Wrinkle In Time! I haven't read that book in FOREVER- it's one of my favorites. That really takes me back to my elementary school teacher introduced it to us, and I went and read it and watched the movie and overall obsessed. I think I also went out and checked out the other Madeline L'Engle books. It really was basically my introduction to sci-fi, one of my favorite genres ever. I might still have found sci-fi without this book, but certainly not until much later. This is so much of my childhood wrapped up in one little book. Wow! I'm going to have to get this no matter what.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely LOVE this book and this author! My favorite book by her is actually Many Waters but A Wrinkle In Time is one of my favorite too. We read it as a whole class in fifth grade and I have been reading these books ever since. I had no idea this edition was coming out!!! cant wait, same Noah im going to have to get this book anyway!

Dawn said...

Random Number Generator chose...some1! Am I correct in assuming you are Willowtree Girl with a name change? Let me know, and I will send the book to the Lynnwood Library...

Anonymous said...

yes sorry i am willowtree girl