A Wrinkle in Time

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Farrar, Straus, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 211 pages
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.

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One of the best books for junior readers of that era. I was captivated by it myself, and it holds up well to adult reading many years later. The sequels did not impress me. Read full review

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I have been hearing of this book for a long time. I did not read it as a child nor as a youth. Nonetheless, L'Engle's name circulates in some of the literary circles in which I read (e.g., fans of C.S ... Read full review

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