May 24, 2021
Children's science fiction was still an unusual and peripheral category during the New Wave, but it did produce some important new classics. In this episode, we explore the highlights of what kids were reading during this time.
For upper elementary and middle school: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle.
For lower elementary: The Iron Giant/The Iron Man by Ted Hughes
Farah Mendelsohn on children's sci-fi.
My post about A Wrinkle in Time and The Chronicles of Narnia.
Other books and authors mentioned:
The Tripods trilogy by John Christopher
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien