Books: A Wrinkle in Time, the Graphic Novel

Since I’ve been interning at a literary agency, I’ve been following a lot more book blogs and Twitter feeds, and things like that. If not for that, I might not have known about this incredibly exciting piece of news: A Wrinkle in Time, the absolutely timeless, wonderful story of the painfully awkward and brilliant Meg Murry, her genius scientist parents, and her gifted litter brother Charles Wallace, is about to become a graphic novel. The book has been around for fifty years, and this new treatment by award winning illustrator Hope Larson is giving it new life and bringing it to new readers of a more visual generation.

The early chapters, which can be found of Larson’s website, bring Meg, the heart of the story, to life in all her late-childhood/early-teenager ungainliness. Her mother comes across in these pages as brilliant and beautiful, a contrast to Meg. And Charles Wallace is every bit as precocious and charming as readers of the book will probably remember him. The setting and visuals are a dark and turbulent as the early prose. So cool!

I can’t express how excited I am to read this book, which comes out on October 2nd.


About thebaffledkingcomposing

Pamela DiFrancesco is a writer with a community college degree in journalism, a fancy art school degree in fiction and a penchant for community organizing. A native of Pennsylvania coal country, Pamela lives in Astoria, Queens, writes, and does whatever else it takes to pay the bills. In the past, Pamela has worked for newspapers and taught children journalism in an after-school program. Pamela's fiction can be found on the web at Cezanne's Carrot and Monkeybicycle, in print in The Carolina Quarterly (who nominated "The Chuck Berry Tape Massacre" for the Best American Mystery Writing anthology) and forthcoming in The New Ohio Review. When not writing, Pamela practices acts of love and kindness in hopes of a radically different world, and is preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse through acts of badassery.
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One Response to Books: A Wrinkle in Time, the Graphic Novel

  1. oliviaobryon says:

    I need this book for my classroom! So happy you shared! Most graphic novels geared at kids have central male characters, not female. LOVE this and the classic story.

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