I found my copy of A Wrinkle In Time (and a couple of sequels) a couple of days ago. It was right where I expected it (after Lem, Stanislaw and ahead of Lewis, C. S.), but I was looking for larger "trade-sized" paperbacks. Nope, mine are standard-sized paperbacks, and a bit old.
The story is fairly simple but the language is not, and Mrs. Who's lovely quotes in multiple languages are rendered in their original and translated after, not the sort of thing one encounters often in books for younger readers. The relationships are fully-developed, though our viewpoint is an early-years teenager and we see them as she sees them. It's not super-duper, tightly-plotted hard-SF but it's a good story, well told.
And I have to tell you, if they play it right -- if she plays it right -- Oprah Winfrey's not a bad choice for Mrs. Which in the film: she's been occasionally speaking in the same manner for decades.
4 months ago