Friday, February 19, 2010

New Madeleine L'Engle Covers


Farrar Straus and Giroux brings another great new cover for a Madeleine L'Engle book.

This time, it's And Both Were Young.

It's about Flip (aka Phillipa) who is sent to a Swiss boarding school. The way, you know, girls are, at least, girls in L'Engle's early books. It was published in 1949.

Flip doesn't get her own grown up book; but she, and her art, are mentioned in A Severed Wasp: A Novel, the 1982 sequel to 1945's The Small Rain.

L'Engle fans understand exactly what I'm talking about, and how fun it is to have characters pop up again and again.



By the way, last year, Camilla was reissued with a sweet new cover.

Because I'm showing off, I'll remind you that the sequel to this 1951 novel is A Live Coal In The Sea, published in 1996.














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7 comments:

Kara Schaff Dean said...

I agree--the way characters would reappear in L'Engle's novels was something I always enjoyed. I have an edition of Many Waters (autographed, no less!) which, within the inside covers, has a family tree of sorts, showing where all of L'Engle's characters appear. Cannon Talis was one who seemed to be everywhere.

Great post!

Emily Wing Smith said...

Love this new cover--perfect for a new generation of fans! Thanks for this post.

Elizabeth said...

My last rereading of Ring of Endless Light might have rendered my copy untouchable ever again...so sad!

Angiegirl said...

These are beautiful and I must own them.

Liz B said...

Kara, I think I had a book with the family tree -- not sure if I still have them or not.

Emily, I love that! The covers are not just gorgeous, but yes, people who would have ignored the old ones now will pick these up and fall in love.

Elizabeth, sigh. I know. Must reread soon.

Angie, I feel exactly the same way! I need not just the books but these editions.

Liz B said...

Kara, I think I had a book with the family tree -- not sure if I still have them or not.

Emily, I love that! The covers are not just gorgeous, but yes, people who would have ignored the old ones now will pick these up and fall in love.

Elizabeth, sigh. I know. Must reread soon.

Angie, I feel exactly the same way! I need not just the books but these editions.

tanita davis said...

These are just beautiful - perfect for the girl who wants a thoughtful coming of age romance and isn't after something modern.

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