A wind in the door, Book 2
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ca.bookwyrm - LibraryThing
This book has always been my favorite of the Time Quintet - except that I think I read it for the first time when it was still the Time Quartet. I always associated most with Meg in these books, so ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DeborahJade - LibraryThing
Meg is the main character in this second book in the series. She must again fight the forces of evil who wish to destroy the world (and the universe) to save Charles Wallace (again!). She grows ... Read full review
Charles Wallaces Dragons
A Rip in the Galaxy
The Man in the Night
The First Test
The Real Mr Jenkins
Journey into the Interior
Farandolae and Mitochondria
A Wind in the Door