Many years ago, I recall reading a short story, I believe in a high school English literature textbook, by Madeleigne L'Engle, which used some of the characters from A Wrinkle in Time. It is only a vague memory, but I recall enjoying the story at the time. It involved, if I remember correctly, a gargoyle coming to life and be taken in by one of the witch sisters. Am I mistaken or was there such a story and, if so, where can I find a copy?
Hmm. The witch sister, do you mean the Mrs W's? There was a short story called Intergalactic P.S. 3 which was the basis of A Wind in the Door and so has some of the characters from A Wrinkle in Time.
Sadly, that book is out of print, but you can keep your eye on amazon for book resellers, or a site like https://www.abebooks.com/
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Some years ago, I downloaded unabridged audiobooks of _A Wrinkle in Time_, _A wind in the Door_, and _A Swiftly Tilting Planet_, all read by the author. I just went searching for these recordings, but was unable to find them on any of e audiobook websites I have used. I am afraid my copies may be lost in some long-dead computer. I would GLADLY purchase these again, if I could find them. Yes, I know the Hope Davis narration so are fine, not what I want to listen to. PLEASE, will you point me to somewhere where I can buy the audiobooks?
Hi Kim, there is no where to buy those editions right now. We'd love to see them available, too! Let Listening Library/Penguin Random House Audio know: http://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/c...
Thanks for your question Kayla! The wonderful thing about A Wrinkle in Time and any story is that readers bring their own understanding and ideas. Your thinking that the dark thing is a metaphor sounds like you're on the right track.
Where did you write..."To love anyone is to hope in him always...? I have had your quote by my bathroom sink for more than a decade and today I was thinking that they also, potentially, give us a gift when they judge us...the challenge to become more of who we are....
Madeleine uses that quote in Walking on Water, and she attributes it to "a French priest." The internet says that French priest is Charles du Foucauld, but we can't confirm. Cheers!
Thanks for your question! "Mrs" can be thought of like "Madame" in French: yes, it could indicate that the woman is married, or it could be a term of respect for a woman over a certain age. For Madeleine, the important part of their name was the fact that the period after Mrs was absent: she thought it gave them an air of mystery! Does their being married or not change the way you think about them or the story? Why or why not?
I am looking into reading A Wrinkle in Time with a 3rd grade advanced book club. I was reading reviews on Amazon and one person referenced that the story has been changed and one should read the original version. Is this true?
No, the story has been the same since it was first published in 1962!
HI Matthew, you can email social [at] madeleinelengle.com. Just to be clear, Madeleine died in 2007 but her website is happy to respond as they can to readers' questions. Sometimes, too, people just want to express what her books have meant to them. That means a lot!
I am so excited to have just read that Madeline L'Engle's grand-daughters are co-writing a biography of their grand-mother. I have been a fan of Madeline L'Engle for nearly 20 years and have read nearly 30 of her writings. My goal is to read everything written by Ms. L'Engle in my life-time. No small feat. I am also humbled by the fact that she and I share the same birthday, November 29th, which is very special to me. Please keep us all informed of when the biography will come out. I cannot wait to read it!
Dear Remy, Happy birthday to you! Thanks for your kind note. We will definitely keep folks informed about the biography. Happy reading, and tesser well!