Monday, May 14, 2018

A Wrinkle in Time: 50th Anniversary Edition by Madeleine L'Engle

A Wrinkle in Time: 50th Anniversary Edition
by Madeleine L’Engle [j L’Engle and YA L’Engle]

A Wrinkle in Time has always been one of my favorite childhood classics. When I first read it, I was not old enough to understand many of the scientific concepts presented in the book, but I loved the story anyway because it was unlike anything else I had ever read. That opinion still stands true today. With the movie adaptation that just came out of “A Wrinkle in Time,” I was moved to get the book out and re-read it to see if it still held up as a classic after 55 years. The answer is yes — the relationships between the characters are just as meaningful today as they were then. If you have never read the book, I would suggest reading the book before viewing the movie. The movie pales in comparison with the story that Madeleine L’Engle created. This particular edition is especially nice with the Afterword written by L’Engle’s granddaughter, Charlotte, and the Newbery Medal acceptance speech written by L’Engle herself.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try A Swiftly Tilting Planet, by Madeleine L’Engle, A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula K. LeGuin or The Chronicles of Narnia series, by C.S. Lewis]

[ official A Wrinkle in Time page on the official Madeleine L’Engle web site ]

Recommended by Kim J.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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