A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

By Madeleine L'Engle

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Book 1 of 5 in the  A Wrinkle in Time Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 5 - 9Grades 3 - 8W4.749965
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: Square Fish
ISBN-13: 9781250153272
ISBN-10: 1250153271
Published on 11/7/2017
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 256

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A Wrinkle in Time is the story of Meg Murry, a high-school-aged girl who is transported on an adventure through time and space with her younger brother Charles Wallace and her friend Calvin O'Keefe to rescue her father, a gifted scientist, from the evil forces that hold him prisoner on another planet. I loved this book so much. That is why I read the second. The second book (A Wind In The Door) isn't as good as the first but it is still good. Although, I started to read the third book and didn't like it, but that's just my opinion.

The author of the book “A Wrinkle in Time” is Madeleine L’Engle. This book is known as children’s literature but all ages can read it. At the beginning it starts with Meg in her room in the attic during a thunderstorm. She goes downstairs and finds the intelligent Charles Wallace. Then Mrs Murry the mom joins them and she talks about the absence of her husband, Mr. Murry. Charles Wallace, Meg and a kid from school, Calvin O’Keefe meet Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Which. Meg and the others go on a quest throughout the universe and planets with some guidance from the witches to find Meg’s father. Some topics addressed in this book are wisdom, knowledge, communication, fate, good vs. evil, love, and most importantly time. My evaluation of “A Wrinkle in Time” is that it’s an easy read and the author does a great job describing the events, characters and the setting of different places including the planets Uriel, Orien, and Camazotz throughout the story. In my opinion, some of the English is old and is not used in many books created to this day. This took me on an adventure of time and space. I definitely recommend this book to people who don’t mind reading Children’s literature or old English writing. I rate this book a 4 stars because it has a good plot and keeps you hooked page by page waiting to see what will happen next. ~Mary Grace B.

My whole grade read this book in grade 6. I'm so glad I did cuz the words used expanded my volcabulary but made someone in class strengthen his belief in time travel. My favourite word in the book (yes, I have a favourite word) is teseract (SPOILER - it's how the main characters travelled through space in seconds). If you like sci-fi, READ THIS IMMEDIATELY!

I've only seen the movie, WHICH WAS AWESOME! I haven't read the book yet. I would like to. The movie was very exciting. I loved the movie so much, I might watch it tonight for Take-Out Movie Night.

Im going to be honest i've never read the book only saw the movie but my friends says its a wonderful book, so im going to read this throughout the weekend and at the end compare and contrast from the movie and the book.

Sounds like a good Idea!!! : )

Read this book recently for school and it was great! Even though this book was written in the 1900s, it's a really interesting book. Recomended for ages 10-14.

I am reading this right now for a book report, great book Especially like Mrs. Who, Mrs. Which, and Mrs. Whatsit

Read this book recently for school and it was great! Will be watching the movie soon.

I've watched the movie and decided to read the book I hope you like this book too

Meg Murry, Charles Wallace Murry, and Calvin O'Keefe embark on a grand adventure with Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who into the universe to find Father.

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