Monday, March 5, 2012

The Worst Reader Ever Given a Book

From today's NPR story on the 50th anniversary of the publication of Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time:

Despite considerable misgivings, Farrar, Straus and Giroux bought the book. They sent it to an outside reader, who called it "the worst book I have ever read."
The story is worth a listen just to hear L'Engle reading from the text. Not to mention her granddaughter's recollections about her grandmother and the book.

FSG has issued a commemorative edition with a new cover based on the original, which was designed by Ellen Raskin:
Original and 2012 covers of A Wrinkle in Time, one blue, one orange, both with circles

1 comment:

peppery said...

One of my top absolute favorites, ever since my mom read it to me eons ago. We had a paperback with the blue cover. In conclusion, forget you, jerky outside reader!