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.
It has been a few years since I've read A Wrinkle in Time (the novel), but I still remember the impact it had on me and how I then devoured the rest of Madeleine L'Engle's book. I even remember my aunt telling me I aught not be reading them because the author's faith was suspect, which I didn't understand. Nevertheless I devoured all her books. So it was with some eagerness... yes.. it was eagerness that I said I'd take a look at A Wrinkle in Time in graphic novel format.
Honestly.. I have mixed feelings. Remember, I am new to the graphic world of novels. :) Still getting used to have real books in this format.
The book continues to be as good as ever but something for me is lost in the drawings as the characters in the book are no longer left up to my imagination. Is this a bad thing? No, it's just for me a different thing. BUT I still found myself captivated by the story line.. just like in days gone past ....and that's the point right?
At the same time, having someone else picture things can totally bring the book to life instead of waiting for one's imagination to make all the connections.
Can the story move from one type of book to another? DEFINITELY.
So if you have a child who likes graphic novels but reading a book is something they would rather not do, then see what they think about this novel. The story will captivate and that in the end is that matters. :)