A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time is a children’s fantasy book written by Madeleine L’Engle. It is aimed at children from 10 years and up, but I would say it rather suits children from 12 years and up. In fact, this book is quite an alternative book that I think will be be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of age, who is interested in science, philosophy and spirituality.

Meg, our heroine, is the oldest child in a family of six. She doesn’t feel like she is anything special, except perhaps good in maths. She is not beautiful like her mother or smart like her little brother. Nevertheless, when Meg, her baby brother and their friend, Calvin, set out on a mission to find Meg’s long lost scientist father, it is Meg who has to step up and be the real hero. But can she really defeat the darkness known as IT all by herself? And how in the world is she going to do that when her prodigy brother and brilliant father have already failed?

This book is different, very different. It is full of symbolism, philosophical and scientific references, and quotes from different cultures and respected cultural personalities. The scientific principles explained in the book is not easy to understand, not even for me and I am an adult! The book has been labeled a science fantasy novel, but to me, it feels more like a fable. It is definitely a book with a strong message, and the whole story is built up specifically to convey this message.

In my opinion, this book is perfect for those whom we call Star children (Indigo-, Crystal -, and rainbow children). People who feel they have been born with an insight that nobody else seems to have, or perhaps a very rare and powerful talent that often urges them to be light workers; someone who dedicates their life to show mankind the way onwards.

I would absolutely recommend this book to all star children, light workers, and children and adults alike who have a special interest in science, philosophy and spirituality.
It is a short book, and most definitely worth the read!

P.S I just learnt that this book is being made into a movie, starring Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon, that will be released next year. I will say, it is a much needed story to be told.

Caravan of Courage

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Caravan of Courage is a Sci-fi/ Fantasy film from 1984 created by the wonderful mind of George Lucas. The film is set in the magical Star Wars universe some time between the fifth and sixth Star Wars episode. The story takes place on the moon called Endor where a species of creatures called Ewoks live. Ewoks are friendly and peaceful and look like giant teddy bears! The film starts when a family in a star cruiser crashes on Endor, and the parents and the two children are separated from each other. The children are rescued by the Ewoks, but they are anxious about their parents, and when they find out that a monster has captured them far away in a cave, they embark, together with the Ewoks, on a rescue mission.

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I absolutely love this movie! It’s completely magical! And I adore the Ewoks!
What I love the most is the “special effects” which is all done by hand, from the costumes, to the “puppets” to the stop-motion animation work in the action scenes. To me, it is so freeing to see a fantasy film without any computerized special effects, I believe in the creatures and in the monsters, and I am in awe of all the artistic work put in to making this film.

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This movie can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike, and is a MUST see for all Star Wars fan out there, especially those of you who, like me, enjoy George Lucas’ wonderful fantasy universe more so than the action parts.

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I highly recommend this amazing film! And of course five out of five stars!🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟