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Compare and Contrast L'Engle Classic

By August 15, 2013

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Cover Art of A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic NovelIn addition to the classic novel A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle, there is a graphic novel adaptation, A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel. It's an interesting exercise for middle grade students to compare and contrast the two versions - to look a particular passage in the novel and see how it's illustrated in the graphic novel and to look at one of the illustrations in the graphic novel and find the text in L'Engle's classic work of fantasy and science fiction that it's based on.

If you and your kids have read the graphic novel, let me know how you feel about it and how you think it compares to L'Engle's novel. I'd also like to know what you think of the 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition of Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time. To share your opinions, click on "Comments" below and post a comment.

(Cover art courtesy of Macmillan)

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August 22, 2013 at 12:30 pm
(1) Diana Dull Akers says:

Oh, I’m so uncertain how I would feel seeing a graphic novel of this book that meant SO much to me in my childhood! But it does seem like an interesting class exercise. I have enjoyed the 50th anniversary edition very much (seeing the author’s mark-up notes, priceless!)

The timing of your article was so interesting — I just wrote a parent blog piece for Bookboard, com, a children’s e-book service, about my experience diving into A Wrinkle in Time with our not-quite-six-year-old, fretting about whether it was too soon. I wrote about the experience here: http://bookboard.com/blog/2013/08/too-soon-for-wrinkle/

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