A wind in the door, Book 2

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Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers, 1973 - Juvenile Fiction - 203 pages
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A Wind In The Door is a  fantastic adventure story involving Meg Murry, her small  brother Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe, the  chief characters of A Wrinkle In  Time. The seed from which the story grows is the  rather ordinary situation of Charles Wallace's  having difficulty in adapting to school. He is  extremely bright, so much so that he gets punched around  a lot for being "different." He is also  strangely, seriously ill (mitochondritis -- the  destruction of farandolae, minute creature of the  mitochondria in the blood). Determined to help  Charles Wallace in school, Meg pays a visit to his  principal, Mr. Jenkins, a dry, cold man with whom Meg  herself has had unfortunate run-ins. The interview  with Mr. Jenkins goes badly and Meg worriedly  returns home to find Charles Wallace waiting for her.  "There are," he announces, "dragons in  the twins' vegetable garden. Or there were. They've  moved to the north pasture now."

  Dragons ? Not really, but an entity, a being  stranger by far than dragons; and the encounter with this  alien creature is only the first step that leads  Meg, Calvin, and Mr. Jenkins out into galactic  space, and then into the unimaginably small world of a  mitochondrion. And, at last, safely, triumphantly,  home.

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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


Charles Wallaces Dragons
A Rip in the Galaxy
The Man in the Night
The First Test
The Real Mr Jenkins
Metron Ariston
Journey into the Interior
Farandolae and Mitochondria
A Wind in the Door

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About the author (1973)

Author Madeleine L'Engle was born in New York City on November 29, 1918. She graduated from Smith College. She is best known for A Wrinkle in Time (1962), which won the 1963 Newbery Medal for best American children's book. While many of her novels blend science fiction and fantasy, she has also written a series of autobiographical books, including Two Part Invention: The Story of a Marriage, which deals with the illness and death of her husband, soap opera actor Hugh Franklin. In 2004, she received a National Humanities Medal from President George W. Bush. She died on September 6, 2007 of natural causes. Since 1976, Wheaton College in Illinois has maintained a special collection of L'Engle's papers, and a variety of other materials, dating back to 1919.

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