May 14, 2004
Young Readers, Old Souls
Why is it that the great children’s book authors are so often so wise? (I’m not sure it’s a property of all great authors; although I could be wrong.)
My allegiance to Phillip Pullman, author of “The Golden Compass,” etc., is well-known.
I’ve never actually read the classic “A Wrinkle in Time.” I know it’s supposed to be great, though, and this interview with Madeleine L’Engle confirms that, true to form, she is brilliant and charming. And, like Pullman, a bit cantankerous.
The interview is pegged to the “Wrinkle in Time” TV movie that aired this week, so it starts like this:
So youíve seen the movie?
Iíve glimpsed it.
And did it meet expectations?
Oh, yes. I expected it to be bad, and it is.
She goes on to talk about the important stuff: God and Harry Potter.
(Link via Scott McCloud’s blog.)