A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

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This special edition ofA Wrinkle in Timeincludes a new essay that explores the science behind the fantasy. Rediscover one of the most beloved children's books of all time:A Wrinkle in Timeby Madeleine L'Engle: Meg Murray, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. He claims to have been blown off course, and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a "tesseract," which, if you didn't know, is a wrinkle in time. Meg's father had been experimenting with time-travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin outwit the forces of evil as they search through space for their father?
Publisher: New York : Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers, [1973], c1962
ISBN: 9780440498056
Branch Call Number: J FIC L'Engl 3558jv 1
Characteristics: 211 p


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SPL_Sonya Jan 29, 2019

Challenged for undermining religious beliefs.

#1 in the "Time Quintet" series. (The sequel is "A Wind in the Door" 236 pages.

#1 in the "Time Quintet" series. (Sequel is "A Wind in the Door". 236 pages.

This book (and its sequels) have been banned because it was considered to be "insufficiently religious"!

SPL_Childrens Jul 05, 2012

Few science fiction stories for children have matched Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time (and the subsequent books in the “Time” quintet) which features 12-year-old Meg Murry, her younger brother Charles, and their friend Calvin.
Meg’s scientist father, who has been working on a secret governm... Read More »

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ArapahoeMarcia Jul 10, 2019

A wonderful, magical story about good & evil, love & courage. A Newbery Medal winner!

Jul 02, 2019

I did not enjoy this book because all the facts were all jumbled up. It was really confusing and just kind of weird.

Mar 13, 2019

It was a ridiculously dull, boring book and I’ll simply never understand it’s hype. The fact that ‘Disney’, the number one ruin of most popular books, had a movie made based on it should already raise red flags. Meg the protagonist is extremely annoying; she literally gasps and cries about everything, after about 10 minutes I got tired of her and her antics. At first she actually seemed likeable, but then my hope fizzled out halfway through the book. Her friend Calvin is also equally irritating and at one point while reading the story I found my self really rooting for the ‘evil’ (the villain.) The so called ‘evil’ made absolutely no sense whatsoever and could have been written better but oh well. 2/5 Stars. @Bloop of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Feb 24, 2019

Great book. Want to read the next one.

Feb 09, 2019

When I picked up "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle, it was little more than a title I had heard around. Being from 1960, I knew of it growing up, but I never knew anything about it. Now reading it as an adult has been a treat. The narrative is powerful and curious. The characters are vibrant. The evil power "It" is chilling and dangerous. I'm so glad I finally got to this prolific book!

Dec 18, 2018

This is wonderful tale of children time travelling to save their father.

Nov 08, 2018

I did not enjoy this book as much as I anticipated. I liked the author's thought in this book but I think the book was ahead of its time and seemed too complex to be a children's book. I liked the characters, especially Meg due to her love of mathematics and science. I disliked the other characters because they seemed irrelevant to the plot (unlike Meg). The plot was well-organized yet difficult to follow. It almost seemed the author was putting too much information into a fairly small amount of words. I would only recommend this book for people who are able to comprehend a wide variety of words. I gave this book a 7/10 because of the author's inability to explain complex things simplistically, but it overall was still a decent read.

Aug 27, 2018

I read this book in 6th grade and it continues today to be one of my favorite books!

Aug 23, 2018

A wrinkle in time has the same old fashioned feeling but it is still amazing! The movie was incredible! It deals with similar problems kids in school do!

Jul 18, 2018

I really enjoyed this book! I liked that it explained how everyone is different! I also liked that it talks about playing to your flaws!

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Nov 15, 2018

L'enge Madeleine

Jul 21, 2015

“Believing takes practice.”

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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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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