A Wrinkle In Time

A Wrinkle In Time

Book - 1962
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Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, soon to be a major motion picture.

It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.

"Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract."

A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time , winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.

A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It is the first book in The Time Quintet, which consists of A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters , and An Acceptable Time .

A Wrinkle in Time is soon to be a movie from Disney, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling.

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Books by Madeleine L'Engle

A Wrinkle in Time Quintet
A Wrinkle in Time
A Wind in the Door
A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Many Waters
An Acceptable Time

A Wrinkle in Time: The GraphicNovel by Madeleine L'Engle; adapted & illustrated by HopeLarson: A graphic novel adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breakingscience fiction and fantasy classic.

Intergalactic P.S. 3 by Madeleine L'Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson: Astandalone story set in the world of A Wrinkle in Time !

The Austin Family Chronicles
Meet the Austins (Volume 1)
The Moon by Night (Volume 2)
The Young Unicorns (Volume 3)
A Ring of Endless Light (Volume 4) A Newbery Honor book!
Troubling a Star (Volume 5)

The Polly O'Keefe books
The Arm of the Starfish
Dragons in the Waters
A House Like a Lotus

And Both Were Young

Camilla

The Joys of Love

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c1962
ISBN: 9780312367558
9780374386139
0374386137
9780606139311
0606139311
9780440998051
0440998050
Branch Call Number: LEN
Characteristics: 211 p

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navy_wolf_412
May 13, 2018

It was really boring for me. It didn't really hook me at the beginning, as it was mostly just talk and no action.

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fred98115
May 04, 2018

Children employ a tesseract, a wrinkle in time, to move between planets to rescue their father who is held prisoner by a warped, evil intelligence.

Average stuff, really. I don't get why it's become a cult favourite, much less a movie.

MVBOOKCLUB Apr 26, 2018

It is always interesting to select a title that 1. Was written many years ago and 2. targets a younger audience. Thinking back to when the book was written and what was happening in the world the subject matter was very forward thinking. The majority of our group felt that a child would love the book and probably would not be so worried about trying to "analyze" everything and figure out what it all means but would simply enjoy the adventure.

superglu2 Apr 23, 2018

If you enjoyed the movie, but never read the book you really should give it a try.

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Linyarai
Apr 03, 2018

I read this for the "a book that has been made into a movie" part of my 2018 reading challenge. I never read this book when I was younger, and I feel like I would have enjoyed it a lot more then. I was a bit let down, I felt that the plot was too quick and lacked substance, and it all seemed too easy.

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nyancat27
Mar 27, 2018

It's a good book!:)

Pstirlingfox Mar 25, 2018

I never read this book as a child. After having now read it to my child, I see what I missed. Reading this book together was enjoyable for us both.

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IAmAbby
Mar 25, 2018

This book is one of those perfect books that you can read over and over and over again and still enjoy it.

SPPL_Violet Mar 18, 2018

The child me read this too many times and loved it too much to offer a significant critique.

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writingismylife
Jul 21, 2015

“Believing takes practice.”

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Imaan_0
Jun 19, 2015

Faith is the Sister of Justice

burgundy_fox_48 Mar 17, 2015

Like and equal are entirely different things! --Meg to IT/Charles Wallace

Violet_Horse_189 Jun 15, 2014

"The foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling , brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called, but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the things which are mighty. And base things of the world, and things which despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are."

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Dragonrat703
Mar 14, 2017

One night, a mysterious stranger arrives at the Murry household. Meg and her little brother Charles Wallace quickly become involved, and with the help of Calvin O'Keefe they assist three women to help a planet taken over by an evil consciousness called IT, which seeks to erase all uniqueness. Along the way Meg finds secrets about her father, love, and being who you are.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 05, 2012

Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.

lms Mar 17, 2008

Meg and Charles Wallace set out with their friend Calvin in a search for their father. His top secret job as a physicist for the government has taken him away and the children search through time and space top find him. ( Novelist Review)

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