Many Waters (Time Quintet Series #4) [NOOK Book]

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

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Overview


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.


The fifteen-year-old Murry twins, Sandy and Dennys, are accidentally sent back to a strange Biblical time period, in which mythical beasts roam the desert and a man named Noah is building a boat in preparation for a great flood.

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429994361
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Series: Time Quintet Series , #4
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 50,843
  • Age range: 10 - 15 Years
  • File size: 449 KB

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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"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
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2009

    Best Book in the Time Quartet!

    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!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    Anonymous

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2005

    Magnificent

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2014

    Some of the sentences in this book were beautifully written, but

    Some of the sentences in this book were beautifully written, but the book on a whole- the characters, the settings, the plot- were all incredibly boring. Instead of telling a very interesting story about two boys that get sent back in time and meet little people and mystical beasts, it's literally a story about two boys who go to the desert by accident and recover from sunburns for a few weeks and also struggle to keep it in their pants. Not much happens at all and it really frustrates me. I couldn't find any clear lesson to be learned from this book, any suspenseful 'omg I have to turn the page what happens' sections, nothing at all. I read this a few weeks ago as a summer assignment for school and now getting to the questions I can't remember half of the characters just by name all because they're so boring. Characters aren't a part of a book you should forget. What a pity.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2014

    Warriors den

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    Love Sandy and Dennys.

    While I was reading the first three books, I was wondering when they would get thre own book. Here it is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    Owen

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2013

    AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love this book its amazing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    Vsd

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    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    Ivymist

    She looks at the remains of the camp, charred and destroyed. She thinks about her nightmare.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2013

    Ivymist

    "Balthier?" Ivy whispers softly. Balthier comes out of a bush. Ivy looks down and a tear falls from her eye. "Why did you do it?" Ivy asks quietly. Balthier looks at her, confused. "Do what?" He asks. "I thought you killed my friend" Ivy replies,confused as well. "Snow? Another cat named Sabueteur or something like that. No wait...I think it was an assasination clan" Balthier says. Ivy says nothing." Did you think about my offer?" He asks. Ivy blushes furiously."N-No" she stammers.
    Balthier pads up to her. "Its alright" he says, soothing her and ridding her of her doubts. Ivy smiles at him, then suddenly looks away."I-I can't do this" she whispers. Ivy walks back to camp slowly.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2012

    Tap....

    It makes a hole new veiw of the story of noah!!! its one of my favorites! Great read! ~Your one and only ~~Marti merten~~?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2012

    Looove

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2012

    I love this one.

    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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  • Posted June 27, 2012

    I became a fan of Medelein L’Engle in 5th grade when A Wri

    I became a fan of Medelein L’Engle in 5th grade when A Wrinkle in Time was assigned. It was only within the last couple years I discovered there was more to the series. I thought A Wing in the Door was just as wonderful as A Wrinkle in Time. However, Many Waters and A Swiftly Tilting Planet were written in a different order with a different style and voice.
    Many Waters stars Sandy and Dennys—the twin middle siblings of Meg and Charles Wallace. As they are trying to fix a snack, the teenage twins go into the parents’ lab, accidentally trigger an experiment in progress, and find themselves in the pre-flood time of Noah.
    While L’Engle uses an interesting perspective of Seraphim and Nephilim—the sons of God who intermingled with humans—she also deals with sex and puberty in language that is more appropriate for young adults. A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the door, and possibly A Swiftly Tilting Planet could be recommended for middle graders, but definitely not Many Waters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    Nurse Joy

    *she falls on the floor asleep from no Trainers coming in*

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2012

    Love it

    Best book ever i dont know how you do it madam lengle its just i love your work

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2012

    Love this book

    This author has done it again, taking the reader on an amazing adventure! I love these books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2012

    Order

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2012

    Love this Story.

    Its because of this story and the bible verse used that I use as part of the foundation in my marriage. "Many waters cannot quench Love, neither can the floods drown it."

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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