A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, Book 1)

 
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A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, Book 1)

"You were a star once, weren't you?" Charles Wallace asks Mrs. Whatsit and that line alone will give you the sense that this book takes you to a new place. It takes you to a new way of looking at the world, to a new way of living your own life, and to different dimensions in time. Imagine a world where you can travel along a wrinkle in time to reach a different planet or a different galaxy in no time at all. That is the world that Meg and her brother, Charles Wallace, will enter as they set forth in search of their missing father accompanied by a friend, Calvin. The world they find is powered and controlled by IT and run through Central Central Intelligence. Is this world a better place because everyone is the same? Are our personal differences the source of all discord? Ages 10 and up

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It is a dark and stormy night when we meet Meg, Charles and Mrs. Whatsit. Meg with her mousy brown hair, braces and quick temper is accused of acting like a baby by girls at school. Charles didn't talk until he was five years old and everyone thinks he is a moron. But, the truth is that Charles is a very brilliant and unique human being and he is about to join with Meg, a cool kid named Calvin, and the very special and wonderful Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Which on a journey to find their missing father, a scientist. They will travel through a tesseract-a wrinkle in time. This is one of the most magnificent books ever written for children.

256  pages          978-0312367541        Ages 10-14

Newbery Medal 1963

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com

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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.--from the publisher

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