Get to Know the Original Story Behind “A Wrinkle in Time”

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* First trailer from “A Wrinkle in Time” movie finally released
* Film adaptation stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and others
* Based on best-selling book

The first footage from Ava DuVernay’s highly-anticipated movie, A Wrinkle in Time, debuted this past weekend at Disney’s D23 Expo, and the trailer’s star-studded lineup and release has spurred new interest in the original book.

First published in 1963, the novel, written by American writer Madeleine L’Engle, follows a group of children as they time travel in a search to find their missing father. The science-fiction adventure tale has been heralded for its retelling of the traditional “good vs. evil” story, and hailed as an iconic “coming of age” book. Now a staple in many high school English classes, “A Wrinkle in Time” won the John Newbury Medal in 1963 for its “contribution to American literature for children.”

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Thanks to the trailer’s release, the book is currently the #1 best-seller on Amazon, with an almost 5-star rating from more than 2500 customer reviews. Purchase the book above, or listen to it for free with Amazon’s current 30-day free trial to Audible.

The film adaptation, schedule for release in March 2018, features Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Chris Pine, among others. The cast was on hand at the D23 Expo to premiere the trailer, which has already racked up almost 3 million views within 48 hours of its release.

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