Now Is the Time: A Wrinkle in Time Readalikes

A Wrinkle in Time, published in 1962 and winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal, has been on many schools' required reading lists and library booklists since its release. Personally, I missed reading this in grade school—fortunately, I picked it up as an adult and was taken with this timeless story of intrigue and adventure through time and space. I’m glad I read it because now I'm ready for release of the A Wrinkle in Time movie adaptation on March 9. Now's the time for you to read, or reread, A Wrinkle in Time and to check out some of these readalikes.

The Magician's Nephew: A wonderful story that happens before the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and part of the Chronicles of Narnia Series. Digory’s uncle, a magician, creates mysterious and magical rings that when put on make the wearer vanish into thin air.

One of my favorites, The Phantom Tollbooth, includes an interesting cast of characters, a mysterious phone booth and travel to strange and distant lands. The story reads like a modern-day Alice in Wonderland, one of my all-time favorites as a child.

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler: Mischievous Claudia and her brother run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and discover a mysterious statue that was once owned by Ms. Frankweiler. 

Coraline: The adventurous and brave Coraline enters a blizzare world that looks like her own but is strangely different, dangerous and mysterious.   

The Sixty-eight Rooms: On a field trip to the Art Institute of Chicago’s miniature Thorne Rooms, sixth-graders Jack and Ruthie stumble upon a magical key that allows them to shrink and be transported into each of the intricate rooms—and the past.  

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