A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel (Hardback)
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DescriptionThe 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.
- Published: 12 November 2012
- Format: Hardback 392 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780374386153 ISBN 10: 0374386153
- Sales rank: 32,201
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Reviews for A Wrinkle in Time
Lack of Magic
I'm coming into this review as a blank slate. I don't know anything about 'A Wrinkle in Time' novel. I haven't read the novel and I'm not sure I've heard of it. Zero emotional attachment. I wasn't even sure what to expect. Given all that, I didn't really enjoy the book.
The book starts off as any typical coming of age story. A misunderstood teen with more to offer then any of her peers realize. Then things start going off the tracks and this story becomes an interstellar adventure to save the world, maybe the entire universe. Nothing wrong with that, but the characters failed to connect with me.
The story is full of characters with all kinds of cute names and personalities that I am sure are meant to register. I got the feeling the novel gave more breath to the characters then the graphic adaption was able to muster. They seemed like the type of characters that could fill a kid's dreams, but the graphic novel couldn't deliver that wonder.
It didn't help that the main character came off a bit annoying. Especially towards the end. She kept complaining about the same thing over and over.
The art does its job well. The characters are easily recognizable and emotions are clear. There are some times when the figures become a little stiff or feel a little rushed. There are several artistic story telling devices that are used to portray space or emptiness. This is kind of cool, but I feel it's used a bit excessively. There are pages of 'nothing'.
The book was a herculean effort and I think fans of the original novel will appreciate this adaptation. However for me, the magic was not included.
Book Received: For free from publisher in exchange for an honest review
Reviewed by Chris for Book Sake. by Jessica