O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! According to the Hollywood Reporter,
Disney wants to capitalize on the success of the Alice in Wonderland movie
with more female-driven franchises, so it's trying to develop and adaptation of Madeline L'Engle's classic "A Wrinkle in Time."
The sci-fi novel, which was the 1963 Newbery Medal winner, chronicles young Meg Murry's search for her missing scientist father and includes such memorable characters as Mrs. Whatsit. I credit that book with sparking my interest in sci-fi, and I bet that's true for a lot of other Baby Boomers. Now if the adaptation can only get it right. There's been a lot of criticism from Percy Jackson purists
about that new film, and some "Alice" fans have been perturbed about Tim Burton's sequel.
While we're on the topic, the Washington Post had an interesting story yesterday, asking prominent residents about the books they most enjoyed reading to their children. Michelle Obama picked "Where the Wild Things Are" and Diane Rehm, "Peter Rabbit."