A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

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Fifty years ago, Madeleine L'Engle introduced the world to A Wrinkle in Time and the wonderful and unforgettable characters Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, and their friend Calvin O'Keefe. When the children learn that Mr. Murry has been captured by the Dark Thing, they time travel to Camazotz, where they must face the leader IT in the ultimate battle between good and evil'a journey that threatens their lives and our universe. A Newbery Award winner, A Wrinkle in Time is an iconic novel that continues to inspire millions of fans around the world. This special edition has been redesigned and includes an introduction by Katherine Paterson, an afterword by Madeleine L'Engle's granddaughter Charlotte Jones Voiklis that includes photographs and memorabilia, the author's Newbery Medal acceptance speech, and other bonus materials.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 2013
Edition: 50th anniversary ed
ISBN: 9781466801646
1466801646
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Read (or re-read) the book behind the movie; an exciting interplanetary journey through time and space!

After a nightly visit from a stranger, Meg and her younger brother Charles discover the existence of a tesseract, a phenomenon similar to folding the fabric of space and time. Armed with this news, the pair of siblings set out, along with their friend Calvin, to find their father, who was conduct... Read More »

When a stranger blows in one stormy night, Meg and her brother Charles Wallace are given their first clue about where their missing father has gone. They set off to bring him back, braving evil powers and traveling through time and space. Soon to be a Disney movie - release date March 2018 - but ... Read More »

Recommended by Anna Ling Kaye. Suitable for young readers.

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vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

When a stranger blows in one stormy night, Meg and her brother Charles Wallace are given their first clue about where their missing father has gone. They set off to bring him back, braving evil powers and traveling through time and space.


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superglu2 Apr 23, 2018

If you enjoyed the movie, but never read the book you really should give it a try.

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Linyarai
Apr 03, 2018

I read this for the "a book that has been made into a movie" part of my 2018 reading challenge. I never read this book when I was younger, and I feel like I would have enjoyed it a lot more then. I was a bit let down, I felt that the plot was too quick and lacked substance, and it all seemed too easy.

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nyancat27
Mar 27, 2018

It's a good book!:)

Pstirlingfox Mar 25, 2018

I never read this book as a child. After having now read it to my child, I see what I missed. Reading this book together was enjoyable for us both.

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IAmAbby
Mar 25, 2018

This book is one of those perfect books that you can read over and over and over again and still enjoy it.

SPPL_Violet Mar 18, 2018

The child me read this too many times and loved it too much to offer a significant critique.

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yanpingma
Mar 16, 2018

This book is one of those books that is just full of interest

KateHillier Mar 16, 2018

I haven't read this since I was a kid and I am glad that I didn't remember a lot of it so it felt essentially like the first time. There's a bit of datedness here but the whole adventure to save a parent, weird and wonderful worlds and beings, and coming into yourself was wonderful

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RescueDog
Mar 15, 2018

I read this book when it first came out and really enjoyed it. When I heard about a movie being made, I thought it would be fun to read the book again to see if I still liked it 55 years later. I did like it still! I hadn’t remembered all of the spiritual & scientific references it contained. I suppose in grade school that didn’t seem so unusual. It does now. This edition included a few pages about the author that were written by her granddaughter. That was a really nice addition to the novel.

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HKMar
Mar 05, 2018

I really enjoyed the explanation of physics and time and space, I did also enjoy the christian overtones and can see why this would be considered a banned book, but I wouldn't restrict people from reading this. It involves science, psychology, and some religion commentary and content. I really loved AUNT BEAST!!! I hope Aunt Beast is in the Disney movie, I am already disappointed that the Happy Medium character is bunched up and not as described also it seems the movie version changes Meg's character to make her be the opposite of what the book describes in her schooling. I hope Charles Wallace is not changed. I think Disney took on this book because we're in the 21st century, STEM and scifi as well as fantasy are the subjects of most interest with successes of shows like Stranger Things and The Big Bang Theory interest in science and fantasy is the new trend.

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writingismylife
Jul 21, 2015

“Believing takes practice.”

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Imaan_0
Jun 19, 2015

Faith is the Sister of Justice

burgundy_fox_48 Mar 17, 2015

Like and equal are entirely different things! --Meg to IT/Charles Wallace

Violet_Horse_189 Jun 15, 2014

"The foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling , brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called, but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the things which are mighty. And base things of the world, and things which despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are."

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Dragonrat703
Mar 14, 2017

One night, a mysterious stranger arrives at the Murry household. Meg and her little brother Charles Wallace quickly become involved, and with the help of Calvin O'Keefe they assist three women to help a planet taken over by an evil consciousness called IT, which seeks to erase all uniqueness. Along the way Meg finds secrets about her father, love, and being who you are.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 05, 2012

Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.

lms Mar 17, 2008

Meg and Charles Wallace set out with their friend Calvin in a search for their father. His top secret job as a physicist for the government has taken him away and the children search through time and space top find him. ( Novelist Review)

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