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A Wrinkle in Time

Remember the kid’s book A Wrinkle in Time? The author, Madeleine L’Engle, died recently. Here’s a nice article from the Wall Street Journal talking about the book and the Christian themes that run through it. The book is a little odd, but maybe that helps it stay with you. The writer of the article talks about the differences in reading it as a child and as an adult — kind of like with The Lion, The Witch and Wardrobe. Anyway, it’s a great book and one that I look forward to Carter reading someday. Quote from the article:

Of course I wasn’t the only reader to find Ms. L’Engle’s work of science fantasy initially disconcerting. Famously, 26 publishers rebuffed the manuscript before the author found a benefactor in Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 1962. Winning the Newbery a year later secured the book’s place in the pantheon of children’s literature, and since then innumerable schoolchildren have experienced the dazzling weirdness of a story that starts with quantum physics and ends with a child’s love overcoming vast powers of evil.

“It was simply a book I had to write. I had no choice,” Ms. L’Engle said in her Newbery acceptance speech. “And it was only after it was written that I realized what some of it meant.”



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