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Derek Fox - associate professor of astronomy and astrophysics, Penn State University Park

Book Title: A Wrinkle in Time

Author: Madeleine L'Engle

Book Description:

More precisely than any other imaginative or nonfiction work I encountered as a child, A Wrinkle in Time evokes for me the magic of science—the "something wonderful" that waits for us out in the Universe, ready to be discovered if we will only look. As a young would-be scientist, I suspected this truth without being able to articulate it; as a mature scientist I can confirm that, in this respect, L'Engle's make-believe story is true as true can be.


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