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A Wrinkle in Time

by Madeleine L'Engle
As told by Madeleine L'engle

Square Fish | May 1, 2007 | Trade Paperback

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.39 in

Published: May 1, 2007

Publisher: Square Fish

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312367546

ISBN - 13: 9780312367541

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

by Madeleine L'Engle
As told by Madeleine L'engle

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.39 in

Published: May 1, 2007

Publisher: Square Fish

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312367546

ISBN - 13: 9780312367541

About the Book

Meg's father mysteriously disappears after experimenting with the fifth dimension of time travel. Determined to rescue him, Meg and her friends must outwit the forces of evil on a heart-stopping journey through space and time. A commemorative edition with an Introduction by the author. A Newbery Medal winner.

Read from the Book

A Wrinkle in Time: 50th Anniversary Edition 1 MRS WHATSIT IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT. In her attic bedroom Margaret Murry, wrapped in an old patchwork quilt, sat on the foot of her bed and watched the trees tossing in the frenzied lashing of the wind. Behind the trees clouds scudded frantically across the sky. Every few moments the moon ripped through them, creating wraithlike shadows that raced along the ground. The house shook. Wrapped in her quilt, Meg shook. She wasn''t usually afraid of weather.--It''s not just the weather, she thought.--It''s the weather on top of everything else. On top of me. On top of Meg Murry doing everything wrong. School. School was all wrong. She''d been dropped down to the lowest section in her grade. That morning one of her teachers had said crossly, "Really, Meg, I don''t understand how a childwith parents as brilliant as yours are supposed to be can be such a poor student. If you don''t manage to do a little better you''ll have to stay back next year." During lunch she''d roughhoused a little to try to make herself feel better, and one of the girls said scornfully, "After all, Meg, we aren''t grade-school kids anymore. Why do you always act like such a baby?" And on the way home from school, as she walked up the road with her arms full of books, one of the boys had said something about her "dumb baby brother." At this she''d thrown the books on the side of the road and tackled him with every ounce of strength she had, and arrived home wi
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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.

About the Author

Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007) was born in New York City and attended Smith College. She wrote more than 60 books, the most famous of which is A Wrinkle In Time (1962), winner of the Newbery Award in 1963. L'Engle continued the story of the Murry family from A Wrinkle In Time with seven other novels (five of which are available as A Wrinkle In Time Quintent from Square Fish). She also wrote the famous series featuring the Austin family, beginning with the novel Meet The Austins (1960). L'Engle revisited the Austins four more times over the next three decades, concluding with Troubling a Star in 1994. The story of the Austins had some autobiographical elements, mirroring Madeleine's life and the life of her family. Madeleine L'Engle's last book, The Joys of Love, is a romantic, coming-of-age story she wrote back in the 1940s, and is being published by FSG.

Editorial Reviews

"Yoo''s cover art is enchanting."--Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast (blog)
 
"A coming of age fantasy story that sympathizes with typical teen girl awkwardness and insecurity, highlighting courage, resourcefulness and the importance of famiyl ties as key to overcoming them."--Carol Platt Liebau, author, in the New York Post
 
"An exhilarating experience."
--Kirkus Reviews
 
"This imaginative book will be read for a long time into the future."
--Children''s Literature

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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