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"A Wrinkle In Time"
Book Series and Movies

cover of 'A Wrinkle In Time' 1962 children's novel by Madeleine L'Engle           synopses & history

the book/s

the author

movies, plays, other media

image gallery


           poster for Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' 2003 TV movie

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”

“A book, too, can be a star, explosive material, capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly, a living fire
to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”

— Madeleine L'Engle


           Days after

History of The Books & Movies
           Days after

Crosswicks, Ltd. official website [est. 1999]
book series entry at Wikipedia
browse books at the Madeleine L'Engle Store {returns 120+ titles} at Amazon
Madeleine L'Engle credits at Internet Movie Database

The  Books

  "A Wrinkle In Time Quintet" book series, 1962-89
by Madeleine L'Engle [1918-2007]
book series entry at Wikipedia

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listed #3 on American Mensa mini-survey to choose the Top Ten Favorite Children's Books (8/2014)  PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  GREEN CHECK: listed on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "A Wrinkle In Time" [1962 kids classic] by Madeleine L'Engle
novel entry at Wikipedia • book won the Newbery Medal
listed by Publishers Weekly as #11 All-time Bestselling Paperback Children's Book (2001)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312367554/ + 0-374-38613-7

"A Wrinkle In Time: The Graphic Novel" [Oct 2012] by Madeleine L'Engle and Hope Larson

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"A Wind In The Door" [1973] ISBN 0-374-38443-6

"A Swiftly Tilting Planet" [1978] ISBN 0-374-37362-0

"Many Waters" [1986] ISBN 0-374-34796-4

"An Acceptable Time" [1989] ISBN 0-312-36858-5

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The Wrinkle In Time Quintet by Madeleine L'Engle 5-book sets  "The Wrinkle in Time Quintet: Books 1-5" [1962-89] by Madeleine L'Engle
Kindle Edition from FS&G BFYR/Macmillan [8/2013] 5 books for $24.84
Square Fish mass pb slipcover set [10/2007] for $10.99 {sic}
Farrar, Straus & Giroux mass pb slipcover set [10/2007] out of print/used
Farrar, Straus & Giroux BFYR 9¾x6½ slipcase hardcover set [10/2012] for $67.62

The  Author

Madeleine L'Engle [1918-2007]
L'Engle has published adult fiction, plays, poetry, essays, memoirs, and religious contemplations, but she is best known for her children's novels.
"A Wrinkle in Time" was rejected 26 times before the New York company of Farrar, Straus & Giroux bought it in 1962.
Recipient of a 2004 National Humanities Medal, awarded by the National Endowment for The Humanities (USA); inducted into the New York Writers Hall of Fame in 2011.

wife of actor & storekeeper Hugh Franklin [1916-86] - married 1946-86
mother of Josephine Franklin [b. 1947], Maria Franklin [b. 1949, adopted 1956], and son Bion Franklin [1952-1999]
grandmother of Charlotte Jones Voiklis & Léna Roy

Crosswicks, Ltd. official website [est. 1999]author entry at Wikipedia
browse books at Madeleine L'Engle Store {returns 120+ titles} at Amazon
Madeleine L'Engle credits at Internet Movie Database

Listening for Madeleine L'Engle book by Leonard S. Marcus  "Listening For Madeleine: A Portrait of Madeleine L'Engle In Many Voices" [2012]
by Leonard S. Marcus

a series of incisive interviews with the people who knew her most intimately, revealing vivid reminiscences of family members, colleagues, and friends
Kindle Edition from FS&G/Macmillan [11/2012] for $9.99
Farrar, Straus & Giroux 8x5½ pb [11/2013] for $15.98
Farrar, Straus & Giroux 8½x6 hardcover [11/2012] out of print/many used
Becoming Madeleine biography by two granddaughters  "Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of The Author of A Wrinkle In Time By Her Granddaughters" [ages 9-12; 2018] by Charlotte Jones Voiklis & Léna Roy
Kindle Edition from FS&G BFYR/Macmillan [2/2018] for $9.99
Farrar, Straus & Giroux BFYR hardcover [2/2018] for $13.51

The Austin Family Chronicles aka Chronos Series, 1960-99
"Meet The Austins" (1960) ISBN 0-374-34929-0
"The Moon By Night" (1963) ISBN 0-374-35049-3
"The Young Unicorns" (1968) ISBN 0-374-38778-8
"A Ring of Endless Light" (1980) ISBN 0-374-36299-8 (Newbery Honor Book)
"The Anti-Muffins" (1980) ISBN 0-8298-0415-3
"The Twenty-Four Days Before Christmas" (1984) ISBN 0-87788-843-4)
"Troubling A Star" (1994) ISBN 0-374-37783-9
"A Full House: An Austin Family Christmas" (1999) ISBN 0-87788-020-4)

Do I Dare Disturb The Universe? speech in Kindle format from   "Do I Dare Disturb The Universe?: The Celebrated Speech" [1983] for Kindle
by Madeleine L'Engle

Madeleine L'Engle gave a speech at the Library of Congress in November 1983. While the official title of the speech is "Dare To Be Creative!", it is also known from the first line, "Do I dare disturb the universe?", a quotation from T.S. Eliot's J. Alfred Prufrock • File size for the plain Kindle version is 1.01 megabytes, file size with audio & video is 42.8 megabytes (much longer download)
Kindle Edition from Farrar, Straus & Giroux/Macmillan [5/2012] for $1.99
Kindle Edition with audio/video from Farrar, Straus & Giroux/Macmillan [5/2012] for $1.99
available as free online etext .PDF file at Library of Congress website

The Crosswicks Journals, 1972-88 - autobiographical memoirs
"A Circle of Quiet" [1972] ISBN 0-374-12374-8
"The Summer of The Great-Grandmother" [1974] ISBN 0-374-27174-7
"The Irrational Season" [1977] ISBN 0-374-17733-3
"Two-Part Invention: The Story of A Marriage" [1988] ISBN 0-374-28020-7

The Crosswicks Journals in Kindle format by Madeleine L'Engle  
"The Crosswicks Journals, 1972-88" for Kindle [2017]
Kindle Edition from Open Road Media [6/2017] 4 books for $16.19

The Genesis Trilogy, 1983-89
"And It Was Good: Reflections On Beginnings" [1983] ISBN 0-87788-046-8
"A Stone For A Pillow: Journeys With Jacob" [1986] ISBN 0-87788-789-6
"Sold Into Egypt Egypt: Journeys Into Human Being" [1989] ISBN 0-87788-766-7

The Genesis Trilogy books by Madeleine L'Engle  "The Genesis Trilogy, 1983-89" [2001] by Madeleine L'Engle
Kindle Edition from Convergent Books/Random House 3-book bundle [5/2017] for $35.97
Shaw Books 9x6 single-volume pb [4/2001] for $19.75

Movies & Television,  Stageplays,  Other  Media
Madeleine L'Engle credits at Internet Movie Database

"A Wrinkle In Time" TV movie [Canada April 2003, USA May 2004] /tt0290382/
three versions: 2 hours 51 minutes (171 min) original cable version; 4 hours 11 minutes (251 min) 'long version' on cable; 2 hours 8 minutes (128 min) on DVD
Filmed in British Columbia, Canada; directed by John Kent Harrison, teleplay by Susan Shilliday

"A Wrinkle In Time" [Disney March 2018]  3/2018
A Wrinkle In Time 2018 Disney movie  Location filming in New Zealand & California (Eureka, Los Angeles, Santa Clarita, San Pedro); directed by Ava DuVernay; screenplay by Jennifer Lee, based on the novel by Madeleine L'Engle; starring Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid, Zach Galifianakis, Chris Pine
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available •
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 11/2017 official trailer [2:24] at YouTube
A Wrinkle in Time Official US Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhZ56rcWwRQ [2.24] Published on Nov 19, 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08BAKVJlfDA [2.11] Published on Jul 15, 2017 First Trailer for A Wrinkle in Time

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