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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. Calvins 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 werent 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?

Megs 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?

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Maggie_S, January 16, 2014 (view all comments by Maggie_S)
I got this book for my eight year old daughter for Christmas. She may one day be a reader, but not quite yet. However, she sped through this book in just a few days! She loved it! She read for a few hours at a time (totally amazing) and asked to read instead of going out to play. I highly recommend this for kids who are just starting to enjoy reading.
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Lindy, January 10, 2013 (view all comments by Lindy)
How many times have you read A Wrinkle in Time? If you're like me, it's too many to count, so when I heard the graphic novel was being published I was excited to see it. We all have pictures in our mind of how the characters and scenery look, and these images won't replace those. They will confirm and complement all good feelings you have about the original!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374386153
Author:
Madeleine L'Engle and Hope Larson
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Illustrator:
Larson, Hope
Author:
Larson, Hope
Author:
L'Engle, Madeleine
Author:
Stossel, Sage
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Time travel
Edition Description:
Graphic Novels
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
two color througout
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "L'Engle's Newbery Medal-winning 1962 novel of good, evil, and quantum physics gets a stellar (no pun intended) graphic novel treatment from Eisner-winner Larson (Mercury). Larson's loose, modern drawing style focuses on the characters, largely omitting backgrounds and leaving readers room to add their own imagination. Meg Murry looks every bit as gawky and uncomfortable in her own skin as she feels, and Larson also plays up Charles Wallace's specialness and strangeness, giving him large, haunted eyes that seem to see things his other family members cannot. The b&w art, highlighted with Wedgwood blue, effectively accents the children's sense of alienation, but limits some critical storytelling elements (like a villain's red eyes) after Meg, Charles Wallace, and their neighbor Calvin are whisked across time and space on a mission to rescue Dr. Murry from an evil force that threatens the universe. While fans may miss L'Engle's detailed and evocative prose, her original dialogue, combined with Larson's deft interpretation, will remind them of their first reading, while simultaneously bringing a seminal classic to a new generation. Ages 10 – up. Agent: Edward Necarsulmer IV, McIntosh & Otis. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "Know somebody who hasn't met Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who or Mrs Which? Larson's colorful panels bring Madeline L'Engle's brilliant time-travel favorite to life in an exciting new way. This is page-turning eye candy of the highest order."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "A faithfully adapted graphic novel of the beloved 1962 classic, just in time to celebrate its 50th anniversary."
"Review" by , "L'Engle's Newbery Medal-winning 1962 novel of good, evil, and quantum physics gets a stellar (no pun intended) graphic novel treatment from Eisner-winner Larson."
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