James Nicoll Reviews

Home > Reviews > By Contributor

Reviews by Contributor: L'Engle, Madeleine (1)

Three children and IT

A Wrinkle in Time  (Meg Murry, book 1)

By Madeleine L'Engle  

2 Aug, 2015

Because My Tears Are Delicious To You


1962’s A Wrinkle in Time  won a Newbery, even though it features no dying dogs or other pets and no child drowns tragically in a beloved creek. A star does explode but that happens before the book opens. The Newbery and the book’s heavy-handed Christian imagery gave the work enough of a patina of respectability that schools would stock it — even though it was pretty obviously spec-fic. Despite the official imprimatur, kids liked it enough to actually read it for pleasure. It still has a high enough profile that the net abounds in reviews.

Pity poor Meg Murry: 

Read more ➤