Item description for A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle...
Read by the authorFour cassettes / 5 hours 45 mins.
Father is missing!His top secret job as a physicist for the government has taken him away--but where?--and how?Meg and her younger brother, Charles Wallace, set out with their friend Calvin on an exciting adventure through time and space to search for him.With the help of the mysterious Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the youngsters learn to expect the unexpected as they move in the fifth dimension known as the "tesseract".
With this award-winning story, Madeline L'Engle has captivated millions of readers throughout the world.Her universal themes of courage, perseverance, and love are interwoven with imagination and suspense.A Wrinkle in Time, published in 1962, won the distinguished Newbery Medal for children's literature in 1963.
Outline With very special cover illustrations by Peter Ss and an introduction in each novel by the author, this boxed set of Madeleine L'Engle's modern-day classic series in paperback is much welcome! L'Engle challenges concepts of time, space, and the power of good over evil in each of her four riveting novels. Ss's original new cover illustrations capture the hopeful innocence of the characters and the quirky cosmic tensions of the universe. In her introduction, L'Engle writes, "What a delight to see these beautiful new covers for the Time Quartet. It is another indication that stories have a life of their own, and that they say different things to different people at different times. And it is an affirmation that story is true and takes us beyond the facts into something far more real."
The handsome paperback set includes the 1963 Newbery Medal winner, A Wrinkle in Time, plus A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, which won the American Book Award, and Many Waters. Every young reader should experience L'Engle's captivating contribution to children's literature. (Ages 9 and older) --Emilie Coulter
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Format: Audiobook, Unabridged
Studio: Listening Library
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.11" Width: 4.12" Height: 1.18" Weight: 0.38 lbs.
Binding Audio Cassette
Release Date Feb 29, 2000
Publisher Listening Library
ISBN 0807275875 ISBN13 9780807275870
Availability 0 units.
More About Madeleine L'Engle
Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007) was the Newbery Medal-winning author of more than 60 books, including the much-loved A Wrinkle in Time. Born in 1918, L'Engle grew up in New York City, Switzerland, South Carolina and Massachusetts. Her father was a reporter and her mother had studied to be a pianist, and their house was always full of musicians and theater people. L'Engle graduated cum laude from Smith College, then returned to New York to work in the theater. While touring with a play, she wrote her first book, The Small Rain, originally published in 1945. She met her future husband, Hugh Franklin, when they both appeared in The Cherry Orchard.
Upon becoming Mrs. Franklin, L'Engle gave up the stage in favor of the typewriter. In the years her three children were growing up, she wrote four more novels. Hugh Franklin temporarily retired from the theater, and the family moved to western Connecticut and for ten years ran a general store. Her book Meet the Austins, an American Library Association Notable Children's Book of 1960, was based on this experience.
Her science fantasy classic A Wrinkle in Time was awarded the 1963 Newbery Medal. Two companion novels, A Wind in the Door and A Swiftly Tilting Planet (a Newbery Honor book), complete what has come to be known as The Time Trilogy, a series that continues to grow in popularity with a new generation of readers. Her 1980 book A Ring of Endless Light won the Newbery Honor. L'Engle passed away in 2007 in Litchfield, Connecticut.
Madeleine L'Engle lived in New York City, in the state of New York. Madeleine L'Engle was born in 1918 and died in 2007.
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Reviews - What do customers think about A Wrinkle in Time?
A Wrinkle In Time Jun 5, 2008
I purchased the audio of A Wrinkle In Time for my classroom - I use it for my special needs students and also for students who have missed class while we read together (it is a quick way to catch up). I was excited to hear Madeline L'Engle read the story, but my students found her voice a bit tedious. My colleague and I have used this story as a science fiction genre unit for several years - the students love it!
The battle between good and evil. May 30, 2008
I have often heard people comment about how good this book is, but I've never taken the time to read it before now. I can't say that I was mislead. This is a highly imaginative tale of good vs. evil, told from the point of view of young Meg Murry. Meg is smart but rebellious, fiercely protective of her unusual family. She and her brother, Charles Wallace, are about to go on a journey through space and time to find their long absent father, and in the process, confront an evil so powerful that it threatens to engulf them all.
Written with vivid imagery, this story is a fantasy wrapped inside some of the conventional trappings of science-fiction. Along the way, we consider the nature of evil, how it robs people of their individuality and choice. In the end, discovering the one thing evil can't do will be the key to Meg's victory.
Not a Fighter Mar 11, 2008
I re-read this book from my childhood and I'm very disappointed with particular messages Madeleine presents to children. I think enough has been said about stars (angels?) being conceived as witches to "play a joke" on everyone and the centaur appearance of the other "angels". No matter what the rest of the story conveys, I am completely revulsed by the notion she presents that Jesus was a fighter. He is not a fighter, but represents peace & love spreading the word of the Father on this earth for all to follow. Also, Jesus has already won the battle for us. All of these ignorant statements in this book by Madeleine need to be pulled before I will even think about looking at this book or sharing it with others.
Not Free SF Reader Sep 3, 2007
A book for children, but not too bad for that. A bored girl, her brothers and others get mixed up in an adventure across the space-time continuum by way of some nifty tesseract tricks.
When a strange older woman comes visiting they set off to find the father of all these children, who is a prisoner of one of your standard supervillains, a giant disembodied telepathic brain.
Such a good book May 4, 2007
This has been one of my all-time favorite books since I first read it as a girl. It is excellent reading for elementary school children, but also fun for adults. Highly recommended!