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    Author Madeleine L'Engle dies at 88 - Yahoo! News

    She wrote A Wrinkle In Time.....I haven't read this book yet, but I hear it's fantastic. Wasn't it made into a movie recently? Or planned or in post-production?

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    She was an incredible author. I read her lots when I was a kid and some of the stuff she wrote is permanently etched in my mind. I strongly encourage you to check out A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the door, and any other of her works.

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    I read all the Wrinkle in Time books when I was a kid, they were brilliant. At one time Wrinkle in Time was actually in the curriculum for middle schoolers to read, I don't know if that's still true, but I think it should stay on the standard reading lists. It's one of those books that makes you get into the fantasy and want to keep reading the story which kids that age need if they want them to actually read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mira View Post
    Wasn't it made into a movie recently?
    Made for TV movie a few years back. Looked horrible.

    "The howling backwoods that is IMDB is where film criticism goes to die (and then have its corpse gang-raped, called a racist, and accused of supporting Al-Qaeda)" ----Sean O'Neal, The Onion AV Club

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    Yes, last night I heard the obvious... that the book is better. The Satellite Sisters were talking about it on the radio this morning. Apparently A Wrinkle In Time is the 23rd most banned books because it suggests that God is so much more than a certain theological dogma.

    Madeleine l'Engle spoke at the college graduation of one of the Satellite Sisters. She had some interesting things to say about it, such as that l'Engle used a metaphor that the sister didn't understand but obviously it made an impression because she remembers it 25 years later.

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    i loved her books. i agree with hip hip renée - a lot of what's in them is etched into my mind like few other books i read when i was really young.
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