"Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract."
(The period was intentionally left off)
A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle,
which remains not only one of my childhood favorite authors and works, but one of my favorites of ALL time. Get into it, and I'm demanding it if you somehow sadly and pitifully missed out on this extraordinarily mind-boggling read from your years in elementary school. Shame on your school system, for heaven's sake for depriving you of such an exceptional, fantasy/sci-fi read that most likely would have immersed you entirely into its pages and away from everything else, particularly schoolwork. Shame on them!
Oh, and excuse my absence, dears, but I've been detained in Colombia.
...Take a pause.