Madeline L’Engle died on Thursday and this appreciation at the Huffington Post is an excellent tribute to the author.

Her book, A Wrinkle in Time, is one that I vividly remember reading as a kid and one that I’ve read several more times as an adult (along with the not-as-good but still wonderful sequel A Swiftly Tilting Planet).

It’s too bad that when someone finally made it into a movie the result was flat, unimaginative, and poorly cast.

Fortunately, great storytelling survives bad movie making.

And L’Engle told great stories that will be charming kids well into the future.

madeline l’engle, a wrinkle in time