Happy Birthday Madeleine L'Engle!
obituary in the New York Times, "It proved to be her masterpiece, winning the John Newbery Medal as the best children’s book of 1963 and selling, so far, eight million copies. It is now in its 69th printing." WOW! Talk about impressive, plus that obituary was written 5 years ago when she died...imagine how many more copies have sold since then! And all this for a book that was rejected 26 times before a publisher finally realized what a great book she had written and snatched it up! If you look closely at the book cover in the image above, they are all different covers for the same book!
If you haven't read it yet, I highly recommend A Wrinkle in Time (followed by all the rest of the books in the series!). Even if you don't read the rest of the books, A Wrinkle in Time stands up very well by itself. Another one of my favorite books by her is called Troubling A Star, and this book is NOT part of a series.
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