A wrinkle in time by Madelene L’Engle is a fascinating book written in 1962 by a mother for her young children (the youngest being five at the start) and reading them her pages each night at bed time after writing during the day. The kids would beg to hear what was happening with the precocious little characters who stick in one’s heart and mind like favorites from Harry Potter or Narnia or the Hobbit/tLotR(insert favorite childhood series here).
I have to be honest. I did not know what I was getting into when I read this book. It is in the top 100 sci-fi books of all time. It is ranked 36th. A book written for children. And yet it warms my cockles. A wrinkle in time is beautifully written, well conceived and sure to be loved by people of any age with an open heart and a vivid imagination.
tl;dr – this is a marvelous book that is suitable for children aged 5-6+ though adults will enjoy. Think Clive Barker’s wonderful universes if her wasn’t so ridiculously scary. Read aloud to kids of a night. For a real treat the author reads the audiobook. You can hear how her kids heard it each night.