Facts About A Wrinkle in Time You Never Knew

Wrinkle in Time Facts

Many people have read the famed book A Wrinkle in Time at some point in their lives. And if you haven’t, then you need to get to the library right now! The book by Madeleine L’Engle has become a heroine in her own right with the help of this book. In fact, a crater in space was named after her! Not too shabby, eh?

Moreover, in 2014, a film adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time was discussed by Jennifer Lee (who wrote and directed the Disney film Frozen.) and it became a 2017 Disney Film. See below to watch the fun trailer.

Unbelievable Facts about A Wrinkle in Time

1 It’s Number One Out of Four

A Wrinkle in Time belongs to a literary series known as the “Time Quintet.”

2 The Lost Genre

Publishers (and even the author) still aren’t sure what genre the book belongs in.

3 A Blow to Self-Esteem

Persistence is key; L’Engle’s book got rejected a whopping 26 times before a publisher picked it up.

4 The Philosophy of L’Engle

L’Engle is deeply philosophical and sees an interdependence between religion, science, and writing.

5 Eye Spy Einstein

In fact, Einstein was a huge inspiration in the physics and tesseracts of A Wrinkle in Time.

6 Scholarly Redemption

L’Engle was not at all a good student, but she was inspired by Albert Einstein’s mathematics.

7 Chin Up, Buttercup

L’Engle had a tendency to feel low about herself, and was not very confident in her abilities, but we were!

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8 A Little Inner Inspiration

Apparently, L’Engle got inspiration for the main character of Meg from…herself!

9 A Campy Story?

L’Engle started penning the book while on a 10-week camping trip that took her across the nation.

10 The Author Had Serious Writer’s Block

She almost totally gave up on writing, so A Wrinkle in Time was quite the effort.

11 A Banned Book?

Did you know that A Wrinkle in Time is a long-standing item on the Banned Books List? Even so, the protagonist, Meg, continues to be one of the most celebrated heroines in science fiction. The book has even inspired women to become scientists, astronauts, and more!

Video: A Wrinkle in Time Official US Trailer

If you have read this far be sure to watch the trailer for the most recent update to this story. This trailer is from Disney’s 2017 film.

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