A Wind in the Door (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet)

Book 2 of 5 in the A Wrinkle in Time Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 8V5.048484

It is November. When Meg comes home from school, Charles Wallace tells her he saw dragons in the twin's vegetable garden. That night Meg, Calvin and C.W. go to the vegetable garden to meet the Teacher (Blajeny) who explains that what they are seeing isn't a dragon at all, but a cherubim named Proginoskes. It turns out that C.W. is ill and that Blajeny and Proginoskes are there to make him well – by making him well, they will keep the balance of the universe in check and save it from the evil Echthros.

Meg, Calvin and Mr. Jenkins (grade school principal) must travel inside C.W. to have this battle and save Charles' life as well as the balance of the universe.

Hardcover, 211 pages
Published on January 1, 1973 by Farrar Straus Giroux
ISBN-10: 0374384436
ISBN-13: 9780374384432
7 Book Reviews
  • artimeis
    artimeisalmost 5 years55 stars
    im still reading it but overall the titel and cover looks good
    • pugpresley11223
      pugpresley11223almost 5 years55 stars
      This book is so good it's all about this boy and this girl and this other girl and a boy and they all die
      • fastfoxreader
        fastfoxreaderover 6 years55 stars
        This is book 2 of these series. Meg's brother, Charles Wallace was sick, and Meg wanted to help him. Someone named Blajeny came and told Meg that she could help him. Meg and friends went inside Charles and looked for his mitotondria and found out that these things called Ecrothi were taking over. Someone else named Sporos, had to do this thing called deepening. It was the only thing to save Charles. A double of Meg's principal wanted to do the wrong thing that could kill Charles. They convinced Sporos to deepen and saved Charles. I loved this book.
        • bb-8girl
          bb-8girlover 6 years55 stars
          really cool book. read the others if you loved it!
          • bakersman
            bakersmanalmost 7 years
            (AWITD) In this book that I have already read but this book is very confusing with the cherubim Progo and the echthros (SW) I think it is going to be awesome once Charles meets the magically time traveling unicorn I've read the others before this one and i am still hooked on i cant believe they are all grown up except for Charles, wawawaaaann :( but hes at least fifteen so pretty close.
            • michellek21
              michellek21over 7 years55 stars
              Echthroi is a "nothing" that tries to uname everyone. One day, Meg accidentally met a dragon in her garden and finds out she has a really serious mission to accomplish. To save his brother, Charles Wallace, from death by naming him and the " Echthroi". The author leads readers right into actions by giving them images from words and space to imagine. As I'm reading this book, I can feel the pain from Charles, and the courage deep inside Meg's heart. To be able to save him, they must travel deep within his soul to create the sound of universe.
              • redheadperson22
                redheadperson22almost 9 years55 starsFeatured
                Charles Wallace claims to have seen dragons. They're (or it rather) is not a dragon, but it's something even stranger. When Charles gets extremely sick, it's up to Meg, Calvin, and Mr. Jenkins (Yes, seriously, Mr. Jenkins) to save him before it's too late. What I thought of it: I liked the way the book was really deep, but so much that people my age and even younger wouldn't understand it. In fact, I think we might understand it more than some adults. As usual, Meg was slightly annoying, but Calvin's awesomeness made up for it. I liked the way Mr. Jenkins was portrayed. This book was probably better than the first book, which makes it the best in the series. Overall, it was a great book.