A Wrinkle in Time

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Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017 - Juvenile Fiction - 271 pages
A New York Times BestsellerA Newbery Medal Award-winnerTime Quintet Series (Book 1)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 story of adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe who are involved in a search for 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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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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