For 50 years, middle grade readers have enjoyed Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time, an award-winning science fiction and fantasy novel featuring time travel and a spunky female protagonist. If you're looking for a special holiday gift for a child aged 10 or older, I recommend the 50th Anniversary Commemorative edition of A Wrinkle in Time because of all of the bonus materials it provides about the book and its author. The special edition would also be a good gift for a teen or adult who still cherishes the book as a favorite. For more about the author, watch the About.com video profile of Madeleine L'Engle.
(Book jacket art courtesy of Macmillan)