Today at roughly 2:30 PM Pacific Time, we will be giving away 11 copies of the newly-released 50th Anniversary Edition of Madeleine L'Engle young adult SF classic, A Wrinkle in Time, plus one iPad 2, on Twitter. If you loved this book as a kid, or know kids who would love it now, you'll definitely want a copy of this edition. It includes a bunch of extra stuff, including original manuscript pages and a 10-page "scrapbook" of photos and memorabilia.
Here's a little book description to jog your memory:
It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.
"Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract."
A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.
Want to win a copy? Follow io9 on Twitter, and wait for us to announce the contest around 2:30-ish. The first person to respond on Twitter to our question about Winkle in Time will win a free copy of the book and a custom-skinned Apple iPad 2 (wow!). The next ten people to respond will win a free copy of the book. You must be following io9 to win, as we'll need to send you a direct message with further information if you win.
Learn more about the anniversary edition of this book via the Wrinkle In Time Facebook page.