A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, soon to be a major motion picture.
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. It is the first book in The Time Quintet, which consists of A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time.
A Wrinkle in Time is soon to be a movie from Disney, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling.
This title has Common Core connections.
Books by Madeleine L'Engle
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle; adapted & illustrated by Hope Larson: A graphic novel adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic.
Intergalactic P.S. 3 by Madeleine L'Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson: Visit the world of A Wrinkle in Time in this standalone story!
The Austin Family Chronicles
The Polly O'Keefe books
And Both Were Young: Philippa is miserable at an all girls' boarding school in Switzerland . . . until she meets the mysterious Paul.
Camilla: How can Camilla learn to be an adult when her parents are acting like children?
The Joys of Love: Moving and romantic, this coming-of-age story was written during the 1940s. As revealed in an introduction by the author's granddaughter LÚna Roy, the protagonist Elizabeth is close to an autobiographical portrait of L'Engle herself as a young woman.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Amelia_Smith - LibraryThing
I'm pretty sure that I read this book when I was a kid, and thought it was great, so a week or two I checked the audiobook out of the library, and it just wasn't as good as I remembered. The beginning ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - KendallCH - LibraryThing
A Wrinkle In Time is about a girl named Meg who travels around galaxies looking for her dad. She meets a host of wonderfully written, rich, and complex characters such as Mrs. Which. During the course ... Read full review
NEWBERY MEDAL ACCEPTANCE SPEECH
THE LENGLE CAST OF CHARACTERS