We think there's no better holiday gift than a good book. But sometimes you want to kick it up a notch, so we've put together a few fun gift lists based around some of our favorite books and authors.
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Like pretty much every other nerdy girl on the planet, I have a deep, abiding love for Meg Murry, the heroine of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time who discovers that her inability to fit into her everyday world is exactly what makes her special. If you, too, have a young reader who’s fallen in love with all things L’Engle, one of these gifts—plus a promise of tickets when the Ava Duvernay-helmed movie comes out this spring—might make a perfect addition to your holiday gift-giving.
Wear your love for L’Engle on your sleeve (or your lapel) with an adorable Wrinkle in Time book cover pin. (I think this might be the cover I got from my Scholastic order form back in the day.)
Obviously a lovely edition of your favorite book is always a welcome gift. The 50th anniversary edition of A Wrinkle in Time is really gorgeous, whether you opt for the hardback or a paperback version. Or, if your obsession with the Murrays is new, consider the Time Quintet collection, which includes A Wrinkle in Time, plus the loose sequels A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time.
Another great book option: A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel is perfectly illustrated by Hope Larson. (It’s especially fun to see how she visualized characters like Aunt Beast and the Happy Medium.)
I actually own this Wrinkle in Time book cover t-shirt and wear it on the regular. It’s the perfect fashionable way to proclaim your love for this genre-blurring sci-fi adventure.
A Wrinkle in Time is one of the books Andrew DeGraff maps in the gorgeous Plotted: A Literary Atlas. He maps each character’s journey with a different colored line—a process that took him 140 hours to complete. (You can get a peek at it here.) The book also has cool maps for other books, including Pride and Prejudice and Watership Down.
Warm up your late night conversations with a tin of hot chocolate. This old-fashioned sipping chocolate—you melt the chips into milk—is thick and rich. Liverwurst and tomato sandwiches optional. (Bonus points if you serve it in this heat-activated constellation mug.)
Be prepared for wherever dark and stormy nights might take you with an umbrella that maps the constellations.
This chemistry spice set is a nod to Mrs. Murry’s habit of cooking dinner on her Bunsen burner when she’s in the middle of an experiment that needs her steady attention.
Math-loving Meg doesn’t seem like the jewelry type, but I think she might love this math puzzle ring. (It seems easy, but it’s really not!)
We can’t guarantee that the It Was a Dark and Stormy Night Candle will lead to otherworldly adventure, but it does smell like a rainy fall evening, which is maybe almost as good.