Wednesday, December 28, 2011

"By the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract"

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 sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract."
December 28 in The Bibliophile's Devotional: 365 Days of Literary Classics is devoted to the great sci fi writer Madeleine L'Engle, whose young adult fantasy A Wrinkle in Time was rejected by 26 publishers before it won the Newbery Medal in 1963. (We currently have five items by L'Engle, including a boxed set of the Wrinkle in Time quartet!) As part of various 50th anniversary celebrations of the book, Hope Larson's graphic novel rendition is due out next fall.
The author and her doll avatar, by Uneek Doll Designs
“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”