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A WRINKLE IN TIME by  Madeleine L'Engle - First edition - 1962 - from Type Punch Matrix (SKU: 35285)


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by L'Engle, Madeleine

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New York: Ariel Books / Farrar, Strauss and Cudahy, 1962. First edition. Fine in near-fine jacket.. First printing of the book that helped make science fiction stories for children mainstream, a beautiful copy. A journey to a fantastical land full of epic battles and philosophical musing, A WRINKLE IN TIME reads in many ways like an updated, science-based spin on the Narnia series. While Heinlein and others published science fiction for young adults before this, L'Engle popularized it among elementary-age titles. Initially, L'Engle had a difficult time getting it published: "After trying 'forty-odd' publishers (L'Engle later said 'twenty-six rejections'), L'Engle's agent returned the manuscript to her. Then at Christmas, L'Engle threw a tea party for her mother. One of the guests happened to know John Farrar of Farrar, Straus & Giroux, and insisted that L'Engle should meet with him. Although the publisher did not at the time publish a line of children's books, Farrar met L'Engle, liked the novel and ultimately published it" (Random House). Winner of the Newbery Award and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. A lovely copy, very hard to find in collectible condition. 8.25'' x 5.5''. Original quarter blue cloth, white speckled paper boards. In original unclipped ($3.25) blue pictorial dust jacket designed by Ellen Raskin. [10], 211, [2] pages. Very slight fading to edge of cloth as typical. Jacket in really nice condition with price intact, only very faint fading where seal was removed, a light bit of soil on the rear panel and a touch of wear to spine ends.


A Wrinkle in Time is a science fantasy novel by Madeleine L'Engle, first published in 1962. The book won a Newbery Medal, Sequoyah Book Award, and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and was runner-up for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. It is the first in L'Engle's series of books about the Murry and O'Keefe families.


On Dec 6 2010, Ashehan said:
Great read for a kid, adult, or anyone who hasn't lost their sense of mystery and adventure. What if? What if time travel were as easy as L'Engle proposes? I still look for Mrs. Whatsit to point me in the right direction.
On May 27 2007, Ronrhoades55 said:
This book got me hooked on reading as a child. What bettter praise can you give a book?

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Type Punch Matrix US (US)
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L'Engle, Madeleine
Book condition
second hand - Fine in near-fine jacket.
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First edition
Ariel Books / Farrar, Strauss and Cudahy
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
Newbery,Fantasy,20th century,US American

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