Has "A Wrinkle in Time" ever been published in a Japanese translation? If so, what is the title? Is it currently in print? I read the original book in English long ago while growing up in America. Now, as an adult living in Japan, I'd like to read it again -- in this country's language, if possible -- before the movie comes out. Tom Baker
There was a Japanese translation decades ago, but it is no longer in print. We hope that it will soon be available again in Japan, but don't have a date or publisher yet. We'd love everyone to read it in whatever language they want!
No question, just a thank you. When our youngest son was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, you were so kind to write me back when I told you how the Crosswicks books helped me deal with that blow. I returned to them when Brian died, and again whenmour other son was killed. They helped me manage as I am sure they did for many others.
Thank you for this, and Madeleine (who died in 2007) would have been moved to know that her books helped you through such difficult times. Her own son died in 1999 and her writing and friendships were important through her grief. May you continue to find strength and courage.
Hello, i am trying to get a copy of A CIrcle of Quiet as a gift for a friend, & am happy if it can be an eBook. So far I have struck a blank from various outlets regarding this. Are you able to do so?
Leonie de Groen
Oh, what a lovely gift! A Circle of Quiet is available as a paperback and an ebook, though we're not sure how best to procure one from Australia. Try Amazon, or perhaps your local bookstore could order you one?
Before we moved to KY, the New Castle-Henry County Library had a book in its non fiction children's section that you authored. It was about training dogs. The information seemed so clearly written that I thought should we had a dog again, I wanted this book. I don't know how to get it. Can you help me? Izziewesley@gmail.com.
Hmm. Madeleine never wrote a nonfiction book about training dogs. She did write a picture book called The Other Dog. Perhaps that's what you're thinking of?
Madeleine always said that she was very much like Meg, and the only other character that she identified as having been based on a real person was Canon Tallis. But she drew heavily on her own life and her observations of others for all of her books.
Love this question! A Wrinkle in Time is dedicated to Charles Wadsworth Camp and Wallace Collin Franklin. Charles, her father was a journalist, novelist, critic, and playwright. Wallace was her husband Hugh's father, and he was a lawyer in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dedicating the book to them, and using their first names for one of her characters, was a way to honor and remember them.
Great question, Meryl! You'll have to look for that in your local library ... The publisher made a new edition available, and no longer sells that version. We think it's charming too, and it would be terrific to see it available.
I am in fifth grade at Riverside Elementary. I am doing a school project where I am instructed to contact an author and ask them a few questions. I decided to email you because I have read your book, “A Wrinkle in Time” and I loved it. I am a fan of science fiction books! If you can, please answer these questions honestly:
1. How did you get the ideas for your books?
2. How much time do you spend researching for a book?
3. How do you pace yourself in writing a book and why?
4. What is your goal when writing a book?
5. What is your favorite part of the writing process?
6. Which appeals more to you to write about: non-fiction or fiction?
7. How has your writing changed you?
Thank you very much!
Dear Luke, thanks for writing! Madeleine died in 2007, but she wrote a a great deal about her writing process in her nonfiction works like Walking on Water and A Circle of Quiet. Those books might not interest you yet, but a good place to start is this speech of hers: http://www.madeleinelengle.com/wordpress...
Madeleine was always baffled by the efforts to ban A Wrinkle in Time by the religious right. A couple of good articles on the subject are:
We hope that helps!