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    No more wrinkles in time... :(
    This was one of my favorite series when I was a kid...still now actually.

    'A Wrinkle in Time' Author L'Engle Dies

    Author Madeleine L'Engle, whose novel "A Wrinkle in Time" has been enjoyed by generations of schoolchildren and adults since the 1960s, has died, her publicist said Friday. She was 88. L'Engle died Thursday at a nursing home in Litchfield of natural causes, according to Jennifer Doerr, publicity manager for publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux.





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    That book and the Giver where my favorite childhood books!

    Such sad news.
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    Wow, I haven't thought about that book in a long, long time. I loved that book when I was a kid. It's a great book for a kid who's showing an interest in science. I still remember the word tesseract, even though I no longer remember what it is.

    Thanks for the post, Carolyn.

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    Wow, that is sad. A great authoress is gone; great because she had touched the hearts and minds of so many of us when we were growing up.

    On the brighter side, her books will live on forever. And that is, indeed, a cool legacy.

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    Ah, well. Another "hero" of mine is gone. She's one of the major influences in my writing and writer-wannabe life.

    Indeed, she was a major influence in turning me toward Anglicanism.

    May her work live on in the hearts and minds of a million new kids with each generation. She was amazing.
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    It's a sad day indeed, although her writings live on. I was a huge fan of her books when I was a teen, and I even named the BBS that I started during high school "The Tesseract".

    On a side note, what she called a "tesseract" really wasn't. What she described was more of a worm hole.
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    If memory serves, tesseracting was described by the boy in the book as holding two ends of a string, then bringing the two ends closer together. The loop sort of got skipped as one moved directly from end to end, or something like that.

    I, too, enjoyed this when I was a kid, and enjoyed recommending it to my kids a generation later.
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    Right. What she describes is really a wormhole. A tesseract is more like a four-dimensional cube.
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    Yup. I won a trivia contest with the answer "tesseract." The question was, "Name a four-dimensional geometric shape." I didn't even known I knew what the word meant!

    It's astonishing how much crap is stuck in my head!

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