There’s not more information available, but what more is really needed? For the last 45 years, Madeleine L’Engle’s Wrinkle in Time series has been formative in introducing young pre-teens to the genre of science-fiction, largely due to its embrasure by schools.
And, you know, I’m one of them. I still remember the first time I read A Wrinkle in Time, sitting riveted in the lobby of Malden City Hall as my parents snaked through the line to vote. I still remember the mystery and excitement of tesseracts, the alien world of Camazotz, and the disembodied brain in a jar known only as IT. And you know? I still think I have a crush on Meg Murry.
The genre’s lost one of its most important figures: a wonderful woman who led children by the hand as she nurtured in them a lifelong love of science-fiction. She’ll be missed. This would be the perfect time to pull A Wrinkle in Time off the shelves and revisit it.
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