Many Waters (Time Quintet Series #4)
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Many Waters (Time Quintet Series #4)

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by Madeleine L'Engle
     
 

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Sandy and Dennys have always been the normal, run-of-the-mill ones in the extraodinary Murry family. They garden, make an occasional A in school, and play baseball. Nothing especially interesting has happened to the twins until they accidentally interrupt their father's experiment.

Then the two boys are thrown across time and space. They find themselves alone in

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Sandy and Dennys have always been the normal, run-of-the-mill ones in the extraodinary Murry family. They garden, make an occasional A in school, and play baseball. Nothing especially interesting has happened to the twins until they accidentally interrupt their father's experiment.

Then the two boys are thrown across time and space. They find themselves alone in the desert, where, if they believe in unicorns, they can find unicorns, and whether they believe or not, mammoths and manticores will find them.

The twins are rescued by Japheth, a man from the nearby oasis, but before he can bring them to safety, Dennys gets lost. Each boy is quickly embroiled in the conflicts of this time and place, whose populations includes winged seraphim, a few stray mythic beasts, perilous and beautiful nephilim, and small, long lived humans who consider Sandy and Dennys giants. The boys find they have more to do in the oasis than simply getting themselves home--they have to reunite an estranged father and son, but it won't be easy, especially when the son is named Noah and he's about to start building a boat in the desert.

Editorial Reviews

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“Sandy and Dennys, twins and middle children in the Newbery-winning A Wrinkle in Time, are transported to the time just before the Flood. . .This will be enjoyed for its suspense and humor as well as its other levels of meaning.” —Kirkus Reviews

“L'Engle blends speculative fiction with biblical theology to create another provocative spellbinding tale.” —Philadelphia Inquirer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312368579
Publisher:
Square Fish
Publication date:
05/01/2007
Series:
Time Quintet Series, #4
Edition description:
STRIPPABLE
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
54,034
Product dimensions:
5.24(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.98(d)
Age Range:
11 - 15 Years

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"When are we going home?" Meg asked anxiously. "What about Mother? What about the twins? They'll be terribly worried about us. When we didn't come in at bedtime—well, Mother must be frantic by now. She and the twins and Fort will have been looking and looking for us, and or course we aren't there to be found!"

"Now, don't worry, my pet," Mrs. Whatsit said cheerfully. "We took care of that before we left. Your mother has had enough to worry her with you and Charles to cope with, and not knowing about your father, without our adding to her anxieties. We took a time wrinkle as well as a space wrinkle. It's very easy to do if you just know how."


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Copyright 1998 by Madeleine L'Engle

Meet the Author

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.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 12, 1918
Date of Death:
September 6, 2007
Place of Birth:
New York, NY
Place of Death:
Litchfield, CT
Education:
Smith College, 1941

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Many Waters 4.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 123 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the best book in the entire Wrinkle in Time Quartet! It was the most interesting and certainly a page-turner. I loved it and if you liked A Wrinkle in Time, you have to read this book as well!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow this book is amazing! The book kept me thinking every time I turned the page and that is what a good book does to you. The characters are amazing and breath taking and they have this thing that pulls you into the story and makes you fell like you lived the story. It truly is amazing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After I first read this book, it instantly became my favorite in the quartet along with A Wrinkle in Time. I love how the twins finally get to have an adventure since they're the run of the mills in the family. Most of the characters have really good chemistry. There's conflict which keeps you reading on. There are moments while reading when you come across a paragraph and it makes you appreciate life a bit more. That's really how much this book means. The characters grow on you, making them part of your life, in a way. Over all, the book is fantastic, I recommend it to anyone with an imagination.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OK This story is not boring to one who understands. This book is highly complex(as with most of these books) and dwells on unknown theroys and ideas. The people that they are sent to are the people of Noah as in Noah and the ark. Mind you that ths is not a religious book and does not name these people directly. The reason they are short is that over the ages men have been growing taller troghout the centuries through evolution. An average sized woman today would be as tall as a grown man in the Dark Ages during the Apostosy. The seriphim and nephilim are an unknown topic that is mentioned in the bible only once or twice each. This book is mainly the author portraying her idea of these mighty beings. I doubt that her interpertation is correct but some of her previous theroys do exist in the world today(the complex tesseract(not Avengers tesseract!) This book does have a story line of astounding interest and is one of my favorites.(Besides HEROES OF OLYMPUS AND SISTERS GRIMM.)These points of the seripim,nephalim,and the people are only meant for those who know of them but knowing does help to understand. PLEASE ENJOY THIS BOOK and I highky recomend the others.(The first two are my favorites.) -TEAM LEO LONG LIVE THE TRICKSTER KING!
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While I was reading the first three books, I was wondering when they would get thre own book. Here it is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I love this book its amazing
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It makes a hole new veiw of the story of noah!!! its one of my favorites! Great read! ~Your one and only ~~Marti merten~~?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these series. I would definently buy this. I looove sandy and dennis. meg and calvin arent the only ones in the family with secrets!!!
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It is for a Young Adult. You need a little bit of Bible knowledge. If you do, it will give new way to look at Noh's ark.
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Best book ever i dont know how you do it madam lengle its just i love your work
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This author has done it again, taking the reader on an amazing adventure! I love these books!
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The order of the books is wrinkle in time wind in the door a swiftly tilting planet many waters and an acceptable time
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