A Wind in the Door

Front Cover
Macmillan, 1973 - Juvenile Fiction - 245 pages
3 Reviews
It is November. When Meg comes home from school, Charles Wallace tells her he saw dragons in the twin’s vegetable garden.  That night Meg, Calvin and C.W. go to the vegetable garden to meet the Teacher (Blajeny) who explains that what they are seeing isn’t a dragon at all, but a cherubim named Proginoskes.  It turns out that C.W. is ill and that  Blajeny and Proginoskes are there to make him well – by making him well, they will keep the balance of the universe in check and save it from the evil Echthros. 
 
Meg, Calvin and Mr. Jenkins (grade school principal) must travel inside C.W. to have this battle and save Charles’ life as well as the balance of the universe.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

Just what I was looking for!

User Review  - graymom54 - Overstock.com

This is a classic and much-loved book by a brilliant author. I was looking to complete the series for my husband, who had only one of the books, and was thrilled to be able to find these hardback ... Read full review

Review: A Wind in the Door, Time Quintet #2

User Review  - Kristen - Christianbook.com

This book, like the entire Time Quintet, is a treasure. Every time I read it, I feel as if I were only a tiny part of some great, beautiful plan, which I am; but I also feel reassured that I have been ... Read full review

Contents

1 Charles Wallaces Dragons
1
2 A Rip in the Galaxy
29
3 The Man in the Night
59
4 Proginoskes
84
5 The First Test
106
6 The Real Mr Jenkins
124
7 Metron Ariston
139
8 Journey into the Interior
165
9 Farandolae and Mitochondria
182
10 Yadah
190
11 Sporos
205
12 A Wind in the Door
224
Go Fish Questions for the Author
241
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1973)

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.