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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


Madeleine L'Engle responded on 07/17/2017
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Hi Tom,
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!

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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.


Madeleine L'Engle responded on 06/24/2017
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Dear Liz,
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.

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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
Australia


Madeleine L'Engle responded on 06/24/2017
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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?

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Is Meg or Calvin based off of a point in your or your children lives?


Madeleine L'Engle responded on 05/20/2017
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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.

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Who are the people that you dedicated A Wrinkle in Time to?


Madeleine L'Engle responded on 05/17/2017
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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.

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Where can one find A Wrinkle In Time Narated by the author? My daughter had it in tape when she was young, but we can't find it in any other form!


Madeleine L'Engle responded on 05/08/2017
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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.

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Why was A wrinkle in time banned for the affiliation of religion and witchcraft?


Madeleine L'Engle responded on 04/24/2017
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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:

https://boundandgaggedbooks.wordpress.co...
and
https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/04/10...

We hope that helps!