The scenic details are delightful and humorous. Eccentricity is accepted in many forms as a matter of course; the power of will and love ring true. As exciting as it was for me in 1962, rereading it 60 years later reveals the deeper layers of this important work. Since winning the Newbury Award in 1963, A Wrinkle in Time has been reprinted 50 times, reassuring and comforting millions of young people in their questioning of the ways of the universe.
A small aside relating to Banned Books Week: My English teacher mom used to laugh about a phone call she got from the county librarian asking if it was okay for me to check out a very adult book at age 14. “Sure,” she told her, “let her have it. She probably won’t understand half of it, and if she does, it’s too late anyway! Let her read anything she wants to read!” She chortled. Good mom. Especially in the early ‘60s in a small prairie town.