A Wrinkle in Time is a true American classic and always gets lots and lots of mentions when we’re asking you for your favourite books. The novel, the first in a quintet by Madeleine L’Engle was almost never published, refused many times in the early 1960s because it dealt with difficult themes, because it had a female protagonist, and because publishers couldn’t really define it as either a children’s book, or an adult one. However, it seems the publishers were wrong because it’s a much loved classic today, never out of print and already the subject of a television movie.
The book is science fiction, and deals with some difficult themes but like C.S Lewis, L’Engle’s writing is inspired by her Christian upbringing. The novel was first released in 1963, and now Disney are taking the reigns with a big budget adaptation starring Oprah Winfrey, Rees Witherspoon and other big stars.
Here’s that trailer:
It looks fantastic and while there will inevitably be some changes from the book, here’s hoping it’s a true adaptation. As the original book is part of a quintet, we could see further adaptations and we guess that will depend on how Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time is received. If you haven’t yet read the book and you’ll like to do so before this adaptation, the movie isn’t due for release until the summer of 2018, so you have some time to do so!
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