A friend of mine just sent me this link to an interview with Madeleine L’Engle. Yea! "A Wrinkle in Time" is such a great book – and a personally important one. I think there are kinds of “pivotal” books, especially if the right book catches you when you’re 8-10 years old. Sometimes it's just a line, sometimes just an idea the book rests on, sometimes it's the whole thing, nearly every word. Other big ones for the young Scoplaw included Susan Coopers “The Dark is Rising” series, Lloyd Alexander’s “Taran Wanderer” series, Tolkien (Hobbit, LOTR, Sillmarillion), C.S. Lewis’s “Narnia Chronicles,” Robert C. O'Brien’s “Mrs. Frisbee and the Rats of NIMH,” Anne McCaffrey’s “Harper Hall” series, Asmov’s “Foundation,” John Christopher’s “Tripods” series, Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island,” Aesop’s Fables, George Macdonald’s “The Princess and the Goblin,” Jules Verne’s “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea,” and of course Twain’s “Huckleberry Finn” which if you’re stuck at work, is a great escape (whole text of the book is on line). I’m sure there were more (I was a freakish reader as a kid), but it’s time for bed.