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The world already knows Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, Calvin O'Keefe, and the three Mrs--Who, Whatsit, and Which--the memorable and wonderful characters who fight off a dark force and save our universe in the Newbery award-winning classic A Wrinkle in Time. But in 50 years of publication, the book has never been illustrated. Now, Hope Larson takes the classic story to a new level with her vividly imagined interpretations of tessering and favorite characters like the Happy Medium and Aunt Beast. Perfect for old ...
The world already knows Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, Calvin O'Keefe, and the three Mrs--Who, Whatsit, and Which--the memorable and wonderful characters who fight off a dark force and save our universe in the Newbery award-winning classic A Wrinkle in Time. But in 50 years of publication, the book has never been illustrated. Now, Hope Larson takes the classic story to a new level with her vividly imagined interpretations of tessering and favorite characters like the Happy Medium and Aunt Beast. Perfect for old fans and winning over new ones, this graphic novel adaptation is a must-read.
Winner of the 2013 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Teens
“This adaptation is fabulous for presenting a fresh vision to those familiar with the original, but it’s so true to the story’s soul that even those who’ve never read it will come away with a genuine understanding of L’Engle’s ideas and heart.” – Booklist, starred review
“The memorable story of Meg Murry, Charles Wallace Murry, and Calvin O’Keefe’s adventure across space and time is conveyed with all the intellectual and emotional impact of the original novel.” — BCCB
“Larson has remained true to the story, preserving the original chapter format and retaining L’Engle’s voice. Black-and-white artwork is accented with blue, echoing the original cover color.” – School Library Journal
This graphic novel was adapted from a classic prose novel. Adaptations are very common-many
movies and plays were originally books. What is unique about adapting a book into a graphic novel? How is it similar to adapting a book into a play or movie?
Before they confront IT, Meg, Calvin and Charles Wallace are given gifts. Calvin's natural gift of communication is strengthened, Meg is given her faults, and Charles Wallace is given the resilience of his childhood. What gift do you think you would receive from Mrs. Whatsit?
IT argues that everyone is safer and happier because IT controls them-but obviously Camazotz is a very scary place. What do you think is the right balance between freedom and playing by the rules?
Meg, Charles Wallace and Calvin rely on instincts to make many of their decisions. What do you think of this strategy? Do you trust your own instincts?
Many graphic novels represent three dimensions on a piece of paper-but this one had to represent two, three, and more dimensions when the children traveled via tesseract. What did you think of the illustrations of these hard-to-imagine concepts?
Meg tells IT, "Like and equal are not the same thing at all!" Do you agree? How do the ideas of "like" and "equal" differ?
Meg, Charles Wallace and Calvin venture thousands of light years from home to find Mr. Murry, and Meg returns to Camazotz alone to save Charles Wallace. How far would you go to save a family member? What if you weren't sure you would succeed?
The Dark Thing is evil. Mrs. Which tells the children that some of the best fighters of evil have come from earth. They list great people throughout history: Jesus, da Vinci, Shakespeare, and more. Who would you add to their list? What makes you choose them?
Meg's advantage against IT is that she has love and IT does not. What types of love do you see in the novel? What strengths is Meg able to draw from loving and being loved?
Posted August 22, 2013
This was a great representation of the original story, followed all the details well and didn't change any thing.
Would have liked more color though, got a little tired of blue by the end.
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Posted December 21, 2012
Review title: The Special Ingredient.
Some times being an individual and being who you were made to be is very important. Enter this story with Meg and find out just how important being yourself is. 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.
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