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A Wrinkle in Time [Hardcover]

By Madeleine L'Engle (Author)
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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.

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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.

Citations And Professional Reviews
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2011 page 990
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/1991 page 521
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/1992 page 701
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/1995 page 481
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 559
  • Booklist - 02/15/1992 page 1101
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/1997 page 648
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2000 page 493
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 487
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2002 page 622
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2005 page 657
  • People Weekly - 09/24/2007 page 72
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 711
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2007 page 783
  • People Weekly - 11/10/2008 page 102
  • Christianity Today - 10/01/2011 page 74
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2009 page 910
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1072

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Pages   203
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.5" Width: 5.82" Height: 0.78"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 1962
Publisher   Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Age  9-12
ISBN  0374386137  
ISBN13  9780374386139  

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More About Madeleine L'Engle

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Madeleine L'Engle was the author of more than forty-five books for all ages, among them the beloved A Wrinkle in Time, awarded the Newbery Medal; A Ring of Endless Light, a Newbery Honor Book; A Swiftly Tilting Planet, winner of the American Book Award; and the Austin family series of which Troubling a Star is the fifth book. L'Engle was named the 1998 recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards award, honoring her lifetime contribution in writing for teens.
Ms. L'Engle was born in 1918 in New York City. She wrote her first book, The Small Rain, while touring with Eva Le Gallienne in Uncle Harry. She met Hugh Franklin, to whom she was married until his death in 1986, while they were rehearsing The Cherry Orchard, and they were married on tour during a run of The Joyous Season, starring Ethel Barrymore.
Ms. L'Engle retired from the stage after her marriage, and the Franklins moved to northwest Connecticut and opened a general store. After a decade in Connecticut, the family returned to New York.
After splitting her time between New York City and Connecticut and acting as the librarian and writer-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Madeleine L'Engle died on September 7, 2007 at the age of 88.

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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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!

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