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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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

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Winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, L'Engle's work of fantasy and science fiction combined with some Christian theology has now been read by several generations of young enthusiasts. The author went on to write three others, forming a quartet based on the Murry family, and including themes like the power of love and the need to make responsible moral choices. In this story, Meg Murry, her extraordinary little brother Charles Wallace, and schoolmate Calvin O'Keefe make the acquaintance of eccentric Mrs. Whatsit and friends (who turn out to be extraterrestrial beings). Together they journey through a wrinkle in time, a tesseract, to rescue the Murrys' missing father from an evil presence (likened by some interpreters to a black hole), and a sinister brain called IT. Although this is fantasy, the characters are portrayed realistically and sympathetically; it is Meg's ability to love that enables them to return safely to Earth and make secure the right to individuality. L'Engle herself claims that she does not know how she came to write the story; "I had no choice," she says, "It was only after it was written that I realized what some of it meant." A plus with this new edition is an essay by Lisa Sonne that explores scientific concepts related to the story—multiple dimensions, dark energy, and string theory. Each of these concepts were conceived since the book's 1962 publication but are amazingly applicable to A Wrinkle in Time, and help to ensure that this imaginative book will be read for a long time into the future. 2005 (orig. 1962), Laurel Leaf/Random House, Ages 9 up.
—Barbara L. Talcroft
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395771549
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 1/28/1900
  • Pages: 256
  • Age range: 11 - 15 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Madeleine L'Engle

Madeleine L’Engle (1918–2007) was the Newbery Medal-winning author of more than 60 books, including the much-loved A Wrinkle in Time. Born in 1918, L’Engle grew up in New York City, Switzerland, South Carolina and Massachusetts.  Her father was a reporter and her mother had studied to be a pianist, and their house was always full of musicians and theater people. L’Engle graduated cum laude from Smith College, then returned to New York to work in the theater. While touring with a play, she wrote her first book, The Small Rain, originally published in 1945. She met her future husband, Hugh Franklin, when they both appeared in The Cherry Orchard.

 

Upon becoming Mrs. Franklin, L’Engle gave up the stage in favor of the typewriter. In the years her three children were growing up, she wrote four more novels. Hugh Franklin temporarily retired from the theater, and the family moved to western Connecticut and for ten years ran a general store. Her book Meet the Austins, an American Library Association Notable Children's Book of 1960, was based on this experience.

 

Her science fantasy classic A Wrinkle in Time was awarded the 1963 Newbery Medal. Two companion novels, A Wind in the Door and A Swiftly Tilting Planet (a Newbery Honor book), complete what has come to be known as The Time Trilogy, a series that continues to grow in popularity with a new generation of readers. Her 1980 book A Ring of Endless Light won the Newbery Honor. L’Engle passed away in 2007 in Litchfield, Connecticut.

Biography

Madeleine L'Engle Camp was born in New York City and educated in boarding schools in Switzerland and across the United States. A shy, withdrawn child with few friends, she retreated into writing at an early age. She attended Smith College, graduating summa cum laude in 1941. After college, she worked in the New York theatre, where she met her future husband, Hugh Franklin. (Later she would say that they "met in The Cherry Orchard and married during The Joyous Season.") Her first book, The Small Rain (1945), was completed while she was still working as an actress.

After the birth of their first child, Madeleine and her husband moved to rural Connecticut to run a small general store; but in 1959, they returned to New York City with their three children so Hugh Franklin could resume his acting career (For many years, he played Dr. Charles Tyler on the popular television soap opera All My Children.) Although Madeleine wrote steadily during this period, few of her books were published. Then, in 1960, she released her first children's story, Meet the Austins. An affectionate portrait of a close-knit family, the book was named an ALA Notable Children's Book of the year and spawned several bestselling sequels.

Completed in 1960, L'Engle's science fiction YA classic A Wrinkle in Time was rejected by more than two dozen publishers before Farrar, Straus and Giroux finally released it in 1962. Elegant, imaginative, and filled with complex moral themes, the acclaimed Newbery Medal winner tells the story of Meg Murry, a young girl who travels through time with her psychically gifted younger brother to rescue their scientist father from a planet controlled by an evil entity known as the Dark Thing. Throughout her career, L'Engle would return to the Murry family three more times, in A Wind in the Door (1973), A Swiftly Tilting Planet (1978), and Many Waters (1986). The Time Quartet, as these four books have come to be called, weaves together elements of theology and quantum physics often assumed to be far too esoteric for children to understand. Yet, it became a true classic of juvenalia. L'Engle explained once, "You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children."

In addition to her YA novels, the prolific writer also penned adult fiction, poems, plays, memoirs, and religious meditations. She served as the longtime librarian and writer-in-residence for the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. Madeleine L'Engle passed away at a nursing home in Connecticut in 2007.

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    1. Date of Birth:
      1918112
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York, NY
    1. Date of Death:
      September 6, 2007
    2. Place of Death:
      Litchfield, CT
    1. Education:
      Smith College, 1941

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"Now, don't be frightened, loves," Mrs. Whatsit said. Her plump little body began to shimmer, to quiver, to shift. The wild colors of her clothes became muted, whitened. The pudding-bag shape stretched, lengthened, merged. And suddenly before the children was a creature more beautiful than any Meg had even imagined, and the beauty lay in far more than the outward description. Outwardly Mrs. Whatsit was surely no longer a Mrs. Whatsit. She was a marble-white body with powerful flanks, something like a horse but at the same time completely unlike a horse, for from the magnificently modeled back sprang a nobly formed torso, arms, and a head resembling a man's, but a man with a perfection of dignity and virtue, an exaltation of joy such as Meg had never before seen. No, she thought, it's not like a Greek centaur. Not in the least.

From the shoulders slowly a pair of wings unfolded, wings made of rainbows, of light upon water, of poetry.

Calvin fell to his knees.

"No," Mrs. Whatsit said, though her voice was not Mrs. Whatsit's voice. "Not to me, Calvin. Never to me. Stand up."

"Ccarrry themm," Mrs. Which commanded.

With a gesture both delicate and strong Mrs. Whatsit knelt in front of the children, stretching her wings wide and holding them steady, but quivering. "Onto my back, now," the new voice said.

The children took hesitant steps toward the beautiful creature.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2008

    A reviewer

    This is a good, but it is SO confusing. My fave part is when Meg has to go back to Camozotz to save Charles Wallace from IT... a living, breathing, discusting, slimy, brain.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2004

    It stank

    This book was horrible! I would have given it no stars if it were possible. The one character cries over everything and the rest are just scary. Out of all the books I read this was the worst.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2003

    Meg and Charles and the Dimensions

    This book is a really good book because it is a mysterious book. It is a book about these young kids looking for Meg's father with the help of 3 older ladies that have the power to take them to places by flying and other ways. The best part of the novel was when the kids and the ladies go to different dimensions. This book has the charcteristics of Fantasy. One of the part that was fantasy was when this lady flies to different planets. On a scale from 1-5, I would give this book a 3. I would also recommend this novel to someone else because this is a really mysterious novel and someone who loves mysteries would love to read this novel!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2003

    Dont Draw a Line Through A Wrinkle In Time

    To me the book A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L`Engle is like a puzzle. During the book it gives you piece by piece until the puzzle is complete. The worst part of this novel would be when they transfer galaxies because it gets confusing. This book is considerd fantasy because the character can tracel to different galaxies in mere seconds and the characters can transform into differnt creatures. I highly rcommend this book to a person in Jr. high or above but not to a young student in Elementary school.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2001

    History repeats itself

    I read this book so much when I was growing up that I wore the binding on the school copy! I had completely forgotten about the magic of this book during the process of growing up in a world that is most times very nasty. My sister is really into Harry Potter and to me this is just history repeating itself. I will definately revisit this book and introduce it to my sister.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2000

    Great book for all ages!

    My 2nd grade teacher first recommended this book to me. I read it then, and since that time (I'm 17 now) I've reread it many times. Each time I read it, I enjoyed it more & learned more about the characters. Reading the other books in the series also made it more interesting. Everyone should read this!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2000

    Outstanding

    I have not yet finished the book but so far it is outstanding. It was on a school reading list for some town. If teachers agree it has to be good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2000

    a reviewer

    this book was AWESOM it was a mystery, adventure and sci-fi book wraped in 1. I would recommend it to anyone!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2000

    Excellent reading for Kids of all ages (8 to 95)...

    I loved the way the author told the story. It was worded in a way that kept you interested and on the edge of your seat!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2000

    A Wrinkle In Time

    A great book!A very touching story,about how a family risks their lives for each other. An interesting story that is somewhat confusing but comes together at a certain point.

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