A Wrinkle in Time The Author, Madeleine L’Engle Born in 1918 Spent childhood traveling extensively and then went to boarding school Married an actor and starting writing Had three children and ran a general store Wrote dozens of books Died in 2007 A Wrinkle in Time Rejected 26 times before it was published Won the Newbery Medal in 1963 Has three sequels – and other books with related characters Includes adventure, time-travel, a little romance, a mystery, and some magic – all the ingredients of a classic! The 1960’s Space exploration was just getting started! President Kennedy had just promised that people would walk on the moon one day. The United States was competing with the Soviet Union to get to the moon first! Americans were generally afraid of the Soviets and communism. At the time this book was written… There were no microwaves There were no DVD players or VCRs There were no cell phones People did not have computers in their homes There was no Internet There were no space shuttles to take people to the moon ..all of those things would be considered Science Fiction!