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Sep. 8th, 2007

One of the earliest books I ever remember reading (other than the Oz books) was "A Wrinkle in Time". I didn't realize the author was still alive, and now she isn't: Madeleine L'Engle has passed away, and we've lost still another great author. At least she left behind a great body of work, which hopefully will continue to be read for generations to come.

Has there ever been a movie based on one of her books? If not, why not?

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sl_podcast
Sep. 8th, 2007 04:50 am (UTC)
I enjoyed the 2003 movie "A Wrinkle in Time" - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0290382/
ozma914
Sep. 8th, 2007 06:51 am (UTC)
How the heck did I miss that???
sunshine_tears
Sep. 8th, 2007 12:22 pm (UTC)
according to IMBD, it was in Canada, that's how, lol.
ozma914
Sep. 9th, 2007 06:53 am (UTC)
Ah, of course ...
untitleddemo
Sep. 8th, 2007 07:57 am (UTC)
Madeleine L'Engle is one of my very favorite authors. Still.
ozma914
Sep. 9th, 2007 07:06 am (UTC)
Absolutely.
gillo
Sep. 8th, 2007 11:19 am (UTC)
I adored A Wrinkle in Time as a teenager, then became very excited about ten years ago - once the Internet had become part of my life - to discover not only that she'd written other books, but that some of them were about the same people. I don't think all of her books made it over here, certainly not when I was at the target age.

I'm sorry to hear she has passed away. Children's literature is poorer for her loss.

ozma914
Sep. 9th, 2007 07:00 am (UTC)
If only I can find the time, I'm really looking forward to reading the sequels. Maybe news of her death will spark a new interest, and people will start reading all her works again -- we can only hope.
sunshine_tears
Sep. 8th, 2007 12:21 pm (UTC)
Honestly, I like the fact that there's not been.

Wrinkle in Time... if done wrong... would shatter teh entire fabric of teh universe with the travesty.

And yes, I had the same reaction... "She's still alive?! OMG, SHE CAN'T HAVE DIED!!!"

Beautiful beautiful book... and an amazing author.

At least in a way, she's immortal (or at least alive until the world forgets about her books).

ozma914
Sep. 9th, 2007 06:57 am (UTC)
Oh, yes -- it could be done *so* wrong, you're absolutely right.

I hope the world never forgets her books. People are still reading Baum's Oz books, more than a century after he wrote the first one, so there's hope.
elizalavelle
Sep. 9th, 2007 09:15 pm (UTC)
:( I love her books! I just picked up a new copy of A Wind In The Door so it matches my A Wrinkle In Time. Her writing is fantastic. I've not read all of her stuff yet but I love what I have read :)
ozma914
Sep. 10th, 2007 06:33 am (UTC)
I've never heard from a single person who read her books without loving them!
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