Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time

The Graphic Novel

Book - 2012
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A graphic novel adaptation of the classic tale in which Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 392 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9780374386153
0374386153
Branch Call Number: j LEng
Additional Contributors: L'Engle, Madeleine

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SPL_Elizabeth Aug 25, 2017

I enjoyed re-visiting this story by way of the graphic novel adaptation. That said, I did feel that this presentation of the story was unable to convey the depth of the original novel. Taken on it's own, I don't find it stands out as exceptional. A good quick read with emotive character depictions. I enjoyed the inclusion of Madeleine L'Engle's Newbwery Medal acceptance speech in the "bonus materials" at the end of the book.

PinesandPrejudice Jul 29, 2017

I am so glad I revisted this story before the movie. While it was the graphic novel version, I think it was an awesome adaptation of the story. It makes me want to see the movie more which looks beautiful.

Yes, this is one of those "love conquers all" "coming of age" stories. But it is a classic. It is one of the originals and you have to appreciate what it has done for children's scifi literature. It's scary and intense, and about being your own hero and growing up. There is sibling love and familial love and a little bit of romance.

My sole problem with this adaptation was the art -- I didn't like the monochromatic nature of it. I wish it had been in full color, it would have been vibrant and added more to the world in my opinion. Also, the drawings were a little cartoonish, and I would have enjoyed a more solid, realistic-looking interpretation (which is ironic considering the unrealistic and fantastical nature of the story). Overall, I enjoyed this book and it made me even more hyped for the movie.

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BWilsoned
Jul 31, 2016

Not fond of the artwork in this graphic novelization of L'Engle's classic. Of course the story is amazing and compelling and exciting, but alas, the artwork not so much. I think I'll reread the original.

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WordSmith_8
Jul 26, 2015

Madeline L'Engle's 'A Wrinkle in Time' was a very good novel to begin with, but the illustrations in this novel definitely did justice to her original story. The book focuses on the Murry family and the mysterious disappearance of the children's father while he was working on a scientific experiment. After an odd visit from their new neighbor Mrs. Whatsit, Meg, Charles and a friend of Meg's, Calvin O'Keefe, find themselves transported to different universes to find Charles and Meg's father as well as to stop what is referred to as "The Black Thing" from swallowing up the entire universe. The illustrations in the book were extremely detailed and reflect the different emotions of both the characters and the tone of the scenes perfectly. The only regrettable quality about the book was the fact that there weren't many colours used in the drawings, and the backgrounds in the pictures were often a bit disappointing compared to the drawings of the characters themselves. Other than that however, everything was very well done. In comparison to the original novel, the story was still well told and wasn't lacking in detail in that regard. Hope Larson did an admirable job recreating 'A Wrinkle in Time' with images and managed to keep the original timeless classic intact, while still adding her own style and interpretation to the book.

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Persnickety77
Nov 29, 2014

i don't think this did the novel much justice. it makes less sense as a graphic novel, and the drawings weren't so amazing that it was worth it.

read the O.G. book and skip this one

Donna_R Nov 10, 2013

I see I gave this 5 stars. I concur with myself.

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wombmates
May 22, 2013

cool

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ealtreuter
May 13, 2013

I enjoyed this comic adaptation of one of my all-time favorite books. The illustrations are charming and the text stays very close to the original. I would recommend this for someone who enjoyed the original and would like to reread it, or for a reluctant reader who might enjoy L'Engle's other work.

ggbookreader Dec 21, 2012

Review title: The Special Ingredient.
Meg has been waiting for some time for her father to return home. As her family waits they wonder what has happened to him. While readers follow this tale they will discover many fascinating occurrences, and one of them has to do with something special Meg must realize in order to get back to her starting point. Find out the special ingredient as you read this “cool” graphic novel. Great illustration and a fascinating storyline are sure to hold your attention.

debwalker Oct 12, 2012

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Newbery Medal–winning A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle, Hope Larson has adapted and illustrated the story in a graphic novel format.

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