A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'engleA Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'engle

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel

byMadeleine L'engleIllustratorHope Larson

Hardcover | October 2, 2012

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The world already knows Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, Calvin O'Keefe, and the three Mrs--Who, Whatsit, and Which--the memorable and wonderful characters who fight off a dark force and save our universe in the Newbery award-winning classic A Wrinkle in Time. But in 50 years of publication, the book has never been illustrated. Now, Hope Larson takes the classic story to a new level with her vividly imagined interpretations of tessering and favorite characters like the Happy Medium and Aunt Beast. Perfect for old fans and winning over new ones, this graphic novel adaptation is a must-read.

Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007) was the author of many acclaimed books for children.Hope Larson is the author of Salamander Dream, Gray Horses, Chiggers, and Mercury. She won a 2007 Eisner Award. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
Title:A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:392 pages, 8.84 × 6.34 × 1.33 inPublished:October 2, 2012Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0374386153

ISBN - 13:9780374386153


Rated 3 out of 5 by from wild Rating is actually 3 .5 stars. I feel like maybe if I had read this earlier in my life I would've enjoyed it a lot more. It is basically a classic and I did have a good time reading it but I don't think I was actually prepared at how outgoing it was, and also wasn't prepared for the writing style. I felt like the writing style was a bit choppy and weird to read. Besides that, it was a wild ride and I am glad I got to read it!
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic! Decided to read this before the movie came out, and now i'm even more excited to see this wonderful story translated onto the big screen. A great read for all ages.
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story! Amazing story for children to read, now a movie adaptation
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book Great book for kids of all ages! Strong friendships and positive overall message...be sure to read & see the movie!
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from no didn't like it personally. i find the plot line logically inconsistent, but i imagine it would be a great story for a kid
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Somewhat hard The book was hard to get into and I found a fair amount of parts that were hard to understand.
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great I remember reading this to my kids when they were in elementary school. A great story!
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great I remember reading this to my kids when they were in elementary school. A great story!
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great I remember reading this to my kids when they were in elementary school. A great story!
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic A classic for sure, have read multiple times. Looking forward to the movie adaption.. but I’m partial because the book is always better.
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! Read this because of the film adaption and I loved it! It has a classic, timeless feel that helps to suck you into the story. Definitely worth the read!
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a classic! Such a classic and so excited to see the movie once I reread this.
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book for teens... A mixture of science fiction, classical literature and scripture. I bought this for my neice and she devoured it. Great book for teens and quick read for anyone wanting to be a kid agan.Madeline L'engle is a brilliant author and there are many lessons to be learned from this book. #plumreviews.
Date published: 2018-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my childhood favourites As a kid, this was one of my favourite books ever. Other than Star Wars, it was my first real exposure to Sci Fi. This book does that gently as a sort of Sci Fi/Fantasy hybrid. Madeleine L'Engle is crazy talented and remains one of my inspirations as an aspiring author myself. I finally managed to get myself a copy of this a couple years ago, at a garage sale... I only wish that I'd seen the beautiful cover art and cheaper price of this one earlier!
Date published: 2018-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Read-Aloud Beautiful book for children and adults alike. Modern classic.
Date published: 2018-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful A beautiful and inspiring novel. Very detailed and very immersive. Both children and adult will enjoy it.
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing It's an amazing book with very deep description. It is very detailed and makes you feel like you are in the story
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Timeless This is an inspiring book that I read as a youngster and can now share with my young daughter. This book belongs in everyone's library.
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Beautiful story for older children and adults alike
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CLASSIC!!!! So pleased to see the upcoming movie making this book popular again! It's a MUST READ and am sure the movie will be a MUST SEE!!!
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Read for ALL Ages!!! Timeless Classic!! So pleased to see the upcoming movie making this book popular again! It's a MUST READ and am sure the movie will be a MUST SEE!!!
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite Novel!! So pleased to see the upcoming movie making this book popular again! It's a MUST READ and am sure the movie will be a MUST SEE!!!
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Purchased this book for my 8 year old daughter, as it was under the young readers ages 9-12 year old section. It was far too mature for her, so I decided to give it a shot. Highly recommended. I will make sure she reads this, eventually.
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Read this book as a kid and I'm surprised they're re-making the movie again. Honestly though the book is amazing and once you pick it up, you can't put it down
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great novel I read this first as a kid, yet still greatly appreciate the novel, and am looking forward to the movie adaptation's release!
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved this book Read this book several times. Gets better each time!
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I would recommend this read to anyone. Reading this book has been a long time coming for me. I heard of it a long time ago, but until recently, didn’t realize that it was written by a Christian author. Yes, I said Christian. So if that is a turn off to you, then this may not be the read for you as it has a strong Christian influence. I, however, hope that each and every person decides to pick up this read because it has something to offer anyone of any background. Messages being portrayed and those learned by the characters are too good to pass up. World Building A Wrinkle in Time is set initially on Earth, but the town which Meg lives isn’t named. From there, the plot jumps to different worlds including Uriel, Camazotz, and Ixchel. There isn’t a lot to say about the world building. We get a more defined image of Camazotz than anywhere, but a lot is left to the imagination. Each world varies immensely from one another. Uriel is a place of mythical beings and fantasy. Camazotz is technically-inclined, and Ixchel is straight from the belly of the Sci-Fi genre. Pacing & Readability While the plot is consistent, it is consistently slow-going.From the way I perceived it, when something did happen, it happened rapidly and without much explanation or walk-through. I felt that certain areas, especially the finale, could have been drawn out much more, and ended in not so “perfect” of a way. It seemed too easy...perhaps I am jaded. Point-of-View & Characters A Wrinkle in Time is told from the third-person point of view, but mainly hovers over Meg’s character. Being the main protagonist, we learn most about Meg’s character and get to know her the best. It’s a bit disappointing, because Charles Wallace is incredibly intriguing. Meg’s other brothers, Sandy and Dennys Murray, hardly get any page time but didn’t do much to add to the plot either. Meg's parents also aren't delved into with much depth, besides the fact that their work on the tesseract is extremely important. Calvin, a schoolmate of Meg’s, comes from a large family where he isn't noticed much. A jock at school, Meg hasn’t interacted with him much. But when she and Charles Wallace come across him at the haunted house, he tags along on their adventure. Throughout the book, Calvin becomes romantically interested in thirteen-year-old Meg, who reciprocates the feelings. The Mrs. W’s are an interesting, mysterious lot. My first instinct was to think that Mrs. Who, Mrs. Which, and Mrs. Whatsit represented the Holy Trinity. The three are billions of years old, and they possess qualities of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. But reading further, it’s clear that they are only supernatural beings, like guardian angels to the trio, as they also give praise to God throughout. IT, a massive disembodied brain, and The Black Thing, a black cloud that shrouds overtaken worlds are the antagonists in the story. Representing all things evil, IT desires to control all and enslave humanity to its bidding. Major Themes ⇒ The dangers of Group Think: People who love freedom will love this major theme throughout the book. When the trio arrives on Camazotz, they are confronted by a rather odd scene. Everything, and everyone is in sync. They move mechanically, identically. Then, a glitch occurs with a kid who loses control of his ball, and that is when the trio realizes the true danger that they are facing. The idea that one mind controls all other is terrifying. There is no freedom of thought, individuality, or even faults. In this world where IT has taken over, a nearly perfect dictatorship occurs, where no one can deviate from IT's influence in any way. ⇒ Love conquers all: As always, love is the answer. Not cutesy love, but deep, selfless, and sacrificial love, which Meg demonstrates when she returns to Camazotz to free her brother Charles from IT's influence. ⇒ Good vs. Evil - Parallels to Christianity: The theme of good vs. evil is obviously an overarching theme. The Mrs. W's are the forces of good, guiding Meg and the gang through strategies to overcome the forces of evil. However, the guardians cannot defeat the evil themselves and require Meg, her brother, and Calvin to step up in order to overcome evil. References to God and the Bible are prevalent throughout this book and serve as inspirational, motivational, and instructional influences for the characters. ⇒ Interactions of science and faith: Yes, you read that right. In a world that is constantly trying to prove that these to subjects don't belong in the same realm, L'Engle shows that they do, and they can. Inspired by her studies in quantum physics, she created a science-infused story combined with Christianity. Overall Feelings Things that I liked: ⇒ The overall creativity. ⇒ There is room allowed for imagination (the story is not overtold!) ⇒ The meaning and purpose. Things that I didn’t like: ⇒ Meg’s overall disposition and unlikeability. ⇒ The pacing, and lack of some detail in important areas (as in the world building.) ⇒ Calvin and Meg’s insta-lovey relationship. I’m glad I took so long to getting around to this review. When I initially finished reading this book, I wasn’t blown away by it. However, now that I’ve had a lot of time for it to stew, I find that I appreciate it more and more...and more. L’Engel’s perceptiveness of the world is obvious and majorly contributes to the overall awesomeness that A Wrinkle in Time reflects. I read another of L’Engle’s books last year, Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art where she discusses her artistic expression and how it coincides with her faith. In that book, she talks about her journey (because it took a while to get this series published) with A Wrinkle in Time. Majority of the people who turned her down thought the series was too strange. However, (and I agree with L’Engle) I believe it’s because this book was misunderstood. There is true brilliance behind this concept, that it may just take the freedom of a child’s mind to grasp. As adults, our thoughts become adulterated with perceptions that we miss the grander scheme of things. There were times when I was wishing for more detail, then I realized that that’s the point: we are supposed to use our imagination when we read. The main reason I gave this book only three and a half stars was because I wasn’t a big fan of Meg as the protagonist, and found her quite irritating. Despite that fact, I really enjoyed the overall concept and would recommend this read to anyone. Vulgarity: None. Sexual content: None. Violence: None. My Rating: ★★★½
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Childhood favourite One of my first fantasy favourites as a child. It's about siblings entering another time dimension to save / find their missing father.
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from lovely A traditional classic, super fun and brings back old memories
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Classic Great book, should be required reading for young people
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome, ya So totally amazing book. Well written. Would so recommend.
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favorite books from childhood! I loved reading a Wrinkle in Time when I was in elementary school and enjoy it just as much now as I read it with our grandson. Ms. L'engle's characters are well written and easy to get to know. So looking forward to them coming to life on the big screen.
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can’t wait for the movie What a classic book that takes you on a great adventure! A timeless story that I’m super thrilled to see in theatres
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Childhood story When I was young I had trouble reading, as much as I loved to read. I read this book so many times it is hard to express my love of this story. I know not everyone has the same experience but this is one of the three books that really sparked my reading candle as a young child.
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from no. I'm so disappointed to see this book being made into a movie with such amazing people because there wasn't a single moment I though Yes! I must keep reading. Any school required book was better than this one.
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book! The story is pretty good, though not too intellectual.
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Still a great story! Loved it in high school english class in high school and still fun as an adult.
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Canl’t wait!!! Just bought this and can’t wait to read this book....very excited for the movie!!
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing such a great classic, will always remember reading this in class.
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from shamwoohoo AWIT started off slow for me. It takes time to get the story started and a sense of who the characters are and what they're mission is. However, it grabs your attention out of the blue. All of a sudden you're 150 pages in and can't put the book down. The characters are so easy to love, they all have good qualities, the six bandits begin to grow on you. Definitely, worth the purchase, you will not regret it. So enthralling!
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A classic! I remember reading this in school and really enjoying it. I re-read it before giving it to my niece and I felt it held up to being a great story!!
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I really tried to like it. I know this is a classic and I normally like classic fantasy but I could not get into this one. I realize that it was written in the 60's but I felt dated in a way other classic fantasy does not.
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! A story I wish I had read as a child! very captivating with extraordinary young characters that you don't see in books all of the time.
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wrinkle in time. Not my cup of tea, but still a great book. If this one interests you, you should read it before the movie comes out.
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book Really interesting and imaginative story, a classic must read!
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great story This is a wonderful story I can go back and read again. I can't wait for the movie to see it brought to life.
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Adorable story Very abstract and imaginative
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stunning Read this book for the first time. Can't believe it's taken me so long to read it. I fell in love with the story and can't wait to see how they turn it into a movie. Hopefully the magic and beauty stays!
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very captivating I read this recently and reminded me of my childhood when I first read this. It made me feel the tingles of the past and I was enlightened for the rest of the day
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ozzie “It was a dark and stormy night.” How can you resist a story that begins like this? You can feel it will be a good one. Published in 1962, “A Wrinkle in Time” initially got rejections from multiple publishing houses. Several years after its’ publication, the book won a Newberry Book Medal and became a children’s classic. It is the first book of the “Time” series by Madeleine L’Engle.
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A very good read:) I normally don't like science-fiction books. But this was a fabulous book. I recommend this book to everyone!
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mind blowing Bought this and read it over and over.
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great story I remember my grade 7 English Teacher read this book out loud. I loved it back then and have since read the series to my son.
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this! This story is so captivating, I read the whole series as a teenager and I've just picked them up again recently. Good for those who love fantasy and sic-fi!
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEAUTIFUL!!! A MAGNIFICIENT book for all ages!!! A MUST HAVE!!
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from magnificent story! this is such a good read! read it when i was 12, reread it again and relived some of those memories - nostalgic :') i can't wait for the movie! definitely read the book before you watch the movie!!
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book! This book is so imaginative. I remember reading this as a teen and absolutely loving it. I could not put it down. Everything about it is lovely. I am so glad that I ordered a copy so that I could reread it.
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT book! I loved this book so much more the second time reading it as an adult. Really solidifies my love for Madeleine L'Engle.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Re-read as an adult I just read this book again after not reading it in over a decade. Madeleine L'engle was my all time favourite author all through middle school. I devoured her books and then would read them all again. I'm now in my late 20's and doing my first reread of her books since my teens and am enjoying them just as much. I love so much about these books. I am excited for my children to be old enough to enjoy them as well.
Date published: 2017-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun A fun and whimsical tale, sure to fire up your imagination
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved is then, Love it now I loved this story as a child and as an adult I love it and appreciate it all the more.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST AND MOST CONFUSING BOOK OF ALL tiME Such a lovely storyline that really gets you thinking! Rereading it before the Oprah movie comes out!
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Book! I had to read this book in elementary school and I really enjoyed it. In interesting and imaginative book.
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An absolute classic a beautiful book and a fun read for kids. There's a film coming out next year so I made sure to have my daughter read the book this year so she could get excited. It's a classic that still intrigues kids today and once you get reading it you can't put it down. I highly recommend it to everyone
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A true classic An endless classic to be enjoyed by infinite generations.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very interesting book. Not at all what I had expected but it was certainly good.
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Certainly interesting and outstanding, This book really shows the power of love and how it can conquer all evil in the world. Good vs Evil.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding I bought this book a few months ago and just finished reading it. It is definitely a book that everyone at some point in their lives must read
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from re reading as an adult Re-reading this as an adult and it is so much better than I remembered! I am so excited for the movie!
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best I loved this book as a child and recently decided to read it again as an adult. I was not disappointed, it's captivating, imaginative, and lovely as ever.
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great! a book everyone needs to read at one point in their life.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great! a good price, this book is definitely one that everyone at one point needs to read. honestly, the characters, story, etc., makes this book enjoyable by all ages. writing an essay on it though? not the best..
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brilliant! One of my childhood favourites. The story pulls you in to a seemingly real but abstract world- so interesting and enjoyable.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Childhood Favourite A story that has stuck with me throughout my life. Absolutely wonderful and a must read for anyone who enjoys indulging their imagination.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh I had to read this in school and while it wasn't totally awful, it wasn't that great either. If I hadn't been forced to read it, I probably would never have picked it up
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A classic for sci-fi and fantasy lovers This is obviously a must-read for anyone into fantasy and/or sci-fi. I didn't read this as a child, but went back and read it as an adult. Clearly the plot has inspired many writers since. As an adult, I did find the book a bit heavy-handed but would recommend for young adults.
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love, love, love this book! This was the first book of Madeleine L'Engle's that I read, and I just loved it. Since then, I have read so many other of Ms. L'Engle's works and they are all wonderful. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant writing! It's been many, many moons since I read this gem. It was a high school required reading assignment and I loved every second, every word, every page of this book. This book gave my imagination wings and nourishment to my creative soul. Brilliant.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from If you like time travel, then you will certainly get a kick out of this piece.
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Time Travel Adventure! This novel had a great wow factor. I thoroughly enjoyed the creativity and reading this novel took me to unimaginable fantasy places I would have never imagined. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A New Favorite I will admit that this was a high school english book I didn't like and never read (stupidity of youth, not trying a new book genre) however I always wondered what happened and decided to pick it up and try again. It was such a fun read! I kick myself for not reading it earlier. I can't wait to share it with my kids. And I guess I hopped on board just in time for the new movie (which I am excited to see!). #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't Wait for the Movie L'eagle's writing is so wonderful; I hope it translates to movie well. I'm rereading this book as an adult and enjoying it even more.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nostalgic favourite Beautiful book! I love L'engle's surprising cast of characters. One of my favourite books from my childhood.
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book There is just something about this book.... I was first introduced to it in elementary school when the librarian read a few chapters to us in story time. A little was not enough, and as soon as I had a chance I got my hands on the book to read the whole thing. I revisited the book in high school and used it as a source for one of the best English class essays I ever wrote. It's a book from my childhood that I don't reread often, but I am never disappointed when I feel the urge to reread. I can't remember how long it has been since I last reread it, but long enough that I had forgotten bits - which is always fun. It is a simple story, simply told... but at the same time complex and stimulating. The message is classic and clear, and could easily become preachy... but manages not. It stirs the imagination and the soul. This book makes me feel like a child again, and it makes me want to be a better person. I don't know. There's just something about this book.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from read this a long time ago still a great book! better for children between 8-12 though because it's a little hard for adults to imagine what's going on. I remember it being better when I was 10
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not quite as expected #plum review Had meant to read this book, and series, for years. I had heard good things about it, but it wasn't what I expected in a book for children. I knew there was time travel involved, but the story just didn't live up to my expectations.
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but doesn't live up to the hype
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Anticipating the new movie version I am not a re-reader but this is a book (and series) that I've read multiple times. I can't wait to see what the new movie version will be like.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Diabolical Entertaining and thought-provoking fantasy for tweeties. In the end, the occult wins out over organized religion. The author takes a light-hearted approach to diabolical possession and seems seriously confused over basic theological and philosophical ideas. Christian kids should probably avoid this one or read with care.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good read A good read. slow to build
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from classic Read this book as a kid, and it stands the test of time. A good, well written book that holds your interest very well.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing A really unique and wonderful book. Strange, but good.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Wrinkle In Time is from its Time For a long time now, in this here galaxy, I have wanted to read A Wrinkle In Time. And after Chelsea Clinton mentioned this book at the 2016 Democratic Convention, I figured the time for Time was now. A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle and was published in 1963. It became an instant classic for young readers, and somewhat hotly debated as well. This first book of a multipart epic comes with a rather large family tree chart, so you know going in how massive this will become. The story picks up with 13 year old Meg who feels awkward in life and slightly lost in her large family. Complicating matters is worrying about her scientist father, who has gone mysteriously missing. Then one dark and stormy night (this is where that famous saying comes from), while talking to her scientist mother and supersmart little brother, she meets the strange new neighbours. This leads to a galactic quest, with her said younger brother, Charles, and a local teen boy named Calvin, that is facilitated by the neighbours. They travel magically or by super science, take your pick, to other worlds and learn new things and face all sorts of dangers as they get closer and closer to the missing father. A Wrinkle In Time is a young adult novel which very much feels like the time period it was written in. This is not a criticism, but this did not feel timeless like Margaret did. One very important factor that does greatly elevate Wrinkle, and helps not making the material feel slightly less dated, is that the main character is Meg, the teen girl. Her courage and love and perseverance are what helps win the day, and for 1963 is quite refreshing. What dates A Wrinkle In Time is the straddling of religion and science in virtually all aspects of this story. This constant theme was something that I knew would have been controversial at the time, and when I looked it up, was proven right. The 1960’s new age hippie ideals of being religious, while still worshipping science, was a hot topic for many. The traditional versus the new. And A Wrinkle In Time while liberally mentioning God and faith and love, it also very much integrates regular science and at the time, and still is, theoretical science. L’Engle goes to great lengths to explain virtually all that is going on using very scientific concepts, heavily talked about by Charles and the otherwordly neighbours. But at the same time, faith is what helps saves the day. This delicate balancing act feels like trying to please two masters, if you are a pessimist, or bringing us the best of both worlds, if you are an optimist. This hard to perform situation, in which I firmly believe L’Engle completely is into, and should be applauded for especially in 1963, means that if you are easily offended from either side, then you will be easily offended. But taken from the context of society and religion and science of that long ago era, this duality makes certain chunks of A Wrinkle Of Time feel clunky at times. In fact, those parts come across rather lecturey to me. Which brings up the weakest part, and the most 1960s society feel to it, is the Big Bad of the piece. Just slap “Evil Russian Overlord Mastermind” on him and call it a day. It is not murky in the slightest what L’Engle is getting at here. While A Wrinkle In Time was not a youth book that resonated with me as an adult, I can fully see the appeal for the under 12 set. The philosophies and adventure would set off the thinking processes, which is always a good thing. Also, as I mentioned earlier, having the star of the story being an intelligent brave teen girl who saves the day, was revolutionary at the time, and would appeal to Hermione and Katniss fans today. I am glad to have made the time to enjoy A Wrinkle In Time, but I am fine with not continuing on with the series.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very well done! #plumreview I had heard of this book many times but never got around to reading it. Now I'm glad I did. Thoroughly enjoyed it and will be passing it along to my grandchildren.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Classic This story is a classic, for obvious reasons. So much excitement and travel through time and space makes it the ultimate intro to sci-fi. The ending is a little fluffy though!
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable! I didn't think I'd like this book as it has a lot of fantastical elements that may be catered to a younger demographic, however, I found it quite enjoyable. I believe a film is in the works and I'm pretty curious to see it come to life.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This book is amazing! I loved it the first time I read it and love it still
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Imagination I loved this book as a child, and still do as an adult. It sparked my young imagination. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! I accidentally purchased the graphic novel when I wanted the actual novel but this version turned out to be pretty cool! Enjoyed it!
Date published: 2015-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best books I've ever read! This book was amazing when I was a kid, and it's just as good as an adult. A tremendous story that everybody should read!
Date published: 2014-10-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Wrinkle In Time A fiction book for kids that cater to all age group. A story about the real world and fantasy. The story touches on Science, time travel, Universe, Literature, Languages, family, Angels, Religion and love. A must read! I heard the graphic novel version makes a good addition to one's book collection.
Date published: 2014-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic A really good book that I remembered reading in school and have reread a bunch of times since.
Date published: 2013-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Son read it and loved it! It was so fun reading this with him! I forgot how good this book was!
Date published: 2013-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Book From My Youth - Just as Great Now as Then I first read "A Wrinkle in Time" when I was a young girl. I thought it was a great book then and it's still a great book. After finding out that one of the younger members in our book club had never heard of this book, never mind read it, we decided we had to rectify that by choosing it as this month's main read. The over-lying basics of a science fiction/fantasy book are very apparent in "A Wrinkle in Time": time travel, other life forms, planets, and stars that leave behind their soul when they die. What's also so evident in this book is the battle between good and evil, love and hate, God, individuality, personal strength, and acceptance for those who are "different' and the gifts they hold. You can't help but fall in love with all of the characters in this book. I haven't read any of the other books in Madeleine L'Engle's books that feature Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin...but I just might...
Date published: 2011-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Fun! A winrkle in time is a favourite loved by many children. Reading it for the first time in grade 5, I found that it had many elements that kept me guessing and wanting to know more. There's the magical elements, which inlcludes the magical places they visit. There's the suprising elements when things don't go the children's way or they have to learn to deal with a new situation. There is the accomplishment element, when the children reunite with a lost loved one. So many more! Great book to read to your children or for them to read themselves. There are also three more follow up books which ensures that the journeys never end! Great book, and great author! I also have other books that she has written. These specific books capture the imagination of children and clearly leave a long lasting impression on them as well. I would reccomend this book to anyone with young children or if they, themselves are young at heart. It's just a world that you could get lost in for hours (reading about it of course!) If you have read this book, and did enjoy it, I definiately reccommend the corressponding books as well as anything else written by Madeleine L'Engle. She has made her way into my list of top authors for sure!
Date published: 2010-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A really good book We had to read this book in English class and I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed this book because it has a lot of details and it is exciting. I couldn't wait to read the end so I can find out what happens. I think that people in high school and up because sometimes it is hard to read. But I highly recommend it. i didn't really like the end because it was boring.
Date published: 2009-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from There is a reason this is a classic I just finished Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time. I really liked it. I was a little confused at first but decided to just roll with it. As I was reading I started to wish I read it as a kid when everything was possible. I think it would have made more sense at the beginning too. I found myself thinking too linearly to full get what was going on. I had to consciously tell myself not to try to make sense out of certain things. Overall fantastic story, everyone must read this one at least once.
Date published: 2009-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly a Classic I'm fully grown and I still love this book. A quicky mixture of sci-fi and philosophy thats still fun to read.
Date published: 2009-03-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not what I was expecting Didn't like it ... I"m not the audience that it was intended for (ages 9-12 - I think), but still - the main character - Meg ... was infuriating. The 3 witches were ... lacking ... i just didn't like it. I thought it was going to be a much better read then it turned out to be. I'd recommend Edward Tulane over this one ... any day .... but ... then again ... the two are not really in the same realm ... this one is for readers who liked Philip Pullmans dark materials series ... another one I didn't seem to see what all the buzz was about.
Date published: 2009-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An important novel that teaches us about ourselves No other young adult fiction that I’ve come across has been as spiritually themed as A Wrinkle in Time, a story that is intrinsically pure in its message of faith, hope and belief in goodness. For some, this is precisely the reason they turn away from it, but for me, it is just another reason to embrace it. The fight between good and evil is left in the hands of three children; Meg, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend, Calvin. As they voyage through space and time using the fifth dimension and the assistance of three bewildering ‘ladies,’ they must penetrate the shadowing 'Black Thing,' and confront its brain, the evil and poisonous ' IT.' For Meg and Charles Wallace, the significance of their journey is tenfold as they bear the responsibility of trying to locate and free their father from this unknown dimension and its demonic clutches. Madeleine E’ngle has created a world where we can acknowledge and appreciate that humans are flawed, that pride and arrogance defeat us and that sometimes only a willing suspension of disbelief can keep us from losing our way. We become vigilantly aware that it is the ignorance and fear of the different or unknown that plagues humanity, and that patience, sacrifice and love are all necessary shields that need bear in the face of conflict. I look forward to sharing this extraordinary story with any and everyone I can. www.booksnakereviews.blogspot.com
Date published: 2009-02-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great read Meg and her little brother, Charles go out to find their father with three strange beings...whule their mother has no knowledge of them. Both parents are scientists, resulting the father getting trapped in another dimension. In this strange dimension. Will they find their father and escape safely? Will they be a happy family? This was the very first science-fiction I've ever read.
Date published: 2008-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wrinkle I read this such along time ago. I really loved it though it is truly one of classics of children's literature.
Date published: 2008-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tremendous!!! I read this book back in the mid-1970s. I've re-read it and the series several times. Its the type of book that can be re-read much more than 1 time.
Date published: 2007-02-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible!!!!! Dont waste your time reading this book, its a bad book
Date published: 2006-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Out of this world The first time I ever read this book was in grade 4. I had to do a book report over the Christmas holiday and since my sister has left quite a collection of books for me she recommended this one. Now, I may have been a little young but I assure you it had the same impact on me as if I were 50 and reading the same novel. It's a story about a girl who has an undying love for her younger sibling and this story accounts her journey through time and space. It opens up a world that you thought would never exist and books like this help us to realize that there is a world beyond our imaganiation.
Date published: 2000-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All Time Favorite About 13 years ago when I was in gr. 5 my teacher read this book to the class. I enjoyed it so much that I begged my parents to order it for me. Since I have read this book 7 times and placed an order for it so that I can lend it to my book club. This book is a combination of adventure and science fiction. It is very creative, detailed and fun to read. Although it is a short book the author does a wonderful job creating an alternate world for the reader and bringing the book to a close without having the reader feel as though there should be more. I strongly recommend this book to anyone between the ages of 9 - 199. Thanks.
Date published: 2000-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another "Alice" This is another of those wonderful books that you can read as a young adult for the adventure story and the sci fi, and then rediscover as an adult for the philosophy. I first read it in Grade 8 and find myself rereading it over and over at the ripe age of...well, never mind, but almost twenty years later. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2000-01-29

Bookclub Guide

In the middle of a stormy night, a mysterious stranger shows up at the household of Meg Murry and her brother Charles Wallace with knowledge about disappearance of their father-the stranger explains that there is such a thing as a tesseract, a method of traveling through space and time. The two siblings are joined by Calvin O'Keefe, a popular boy with uncanny communication skills, and the three of them venture across the universe to confront a dark force called IT and save Mr. Murry.

Editorial Reviews

"Know somebody who hasn't met Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who or Mrs Which? Larson's colorful panels bring Madeline L'Engle's brilliant time-travel favorite to life in an exciting new way. This is page-turning eye candy of the highest order." -James Patterson"This adaptation is fabulous for presenting a fresh vision to those familiar with the original, but it's so true to the story's soul that even those who've never read it will come away with a genuine understanding of L'Engle's ideas and heart." -Booklist, starred review"The memorable story of Meg Murry, Charles Wallace Murry, and Calvin O'Keefe's adventure across space and time is conveyed with all the intellectual and emotional impact of the original novel." -BCCB"Larson has remained true to the story, preserving the original chapter format and retaining L'Engle's voice. Black-and-white artwork is accented with blue, echoing the original cover color." -School Library Journal