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

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

It’s finally here. Director Ava DuVernay’s highly-anticipated movie, A Wrinkle in Time, opens this weekend and the movie’s star-studded lineup and release has spurred new interest in the original book.

See Showtimes For A Wrinkle in Time

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.”

Thanks to the film’s release, the book is currently the #1 best-seller on Amazon, with an almost 5-star rating from more than 3000 customer reviews. Purchase the book above, or listen to it for free on as an audio book with Amazon’s current

. The audio book is narrated by DuVernay and L’Engle.

The film adaptation features Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Chris Pine, among others.

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