A Wind in the Door (Time Quintet Series #2) [NOOK Book]

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It is November. When Meg comes home from school, Charles Wallace tells her he saw dragons in the twin’s vegetable garden. That night Meg, Calvin and C.W. go to the vegetable garden to meet the Teacher (Blajeny) who explains that what they are seeing isn’t a dragon at all, but a cherubim named Proginoskes. It turns out that C.W. is ill and that Blajeny and Proginoskes are there to make him well – by making him well, they will keep the balance of...

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Overview

It is November. When Meg comes home from school, Charles Wallace tells her he saw dragons in the twin’s vegetable garden. That night Meg, Calvin and C.W. go to the vegetable garden to meet the Teacher (Blajeny) who explains that what they are seeing isn’t a dragon at all, but a cherubim named Proginoskes. It turns out that C.W. is ill and that Blajeny and Proginoskes are there to make him well – by making him well, they will keep the balance of the universe in check and save it from the evil Echthros.

Meg, Calvin and Mr. Jenkins (grade school principal) must travel inside C.W. to have this battle and save Charles’ life as well as the balance of the universe.

With Meg Murry's help, the dragons her six-year-old brother saw in the vegetable garden play an important part in his struggle between life and death.

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"Complex concepts of space and time are handled well for young readers, and the author creates a suspenseful, life-and-death drama that is believably of cosmic significance. Complex and rich in mystical religious insights, this is breathtaking entertainment." —Starred, School Library Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429915786
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Series: Time Quintet Series , #2
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 26,082
  • Age range: 10 - 15 Years
  • File size: 260 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2000

    Another excellent book by Madeline L'engle

    Madeline L'engle keeps you spellbound with this fantastic sequel to A Wrinkle in Time. Many new characters are introduced, and discoveries are made about the already familiar ones. This is one of the best books that I have ever read, and I have immensely enjoyed reading this book time and time again.

    12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 24, 2012

    Feeling like a kid again

    I first read A Wrinkle in Time when I was in 5th grade and loved it. At the time I don’t think I knew it was the first in a series. Now in my mid-thirties I am finally reading the rest.
    L’Engle weaves another fantastic tale with imagination and science. The balance of the universe is at state, stars are disappearing, and something is wrong with Charles Wallace’s farandolae.
    I feel like a kid again, getting sucked into L’Engle’s fabricated worlds and found it hard to put down.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 1999

    It's Thomas again !(I'm 12 years old)

    If you want my opinion(I guess it doesn't matter does it?)I actually liked THIS book A LOT better than A Wrinkle in time!I'm SURE that L'Engle was at her absolute,and foremost most creative point in her writing carrer,it's a book about fantasy worlds beneath the skin,where pharandalae and mitochondria,along with the help of meg,calvin,and surprisingly Mr.Jenkins(meg's princapal)work together to save Charles Wallace ,but will it work?find out for yourself when you read this epic story!

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2009

    Great reading for young teenagers.

    Appropriate for young girls to read.

    6 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2011

    A Wrinkle in Time

    This is an exciting book that is action packed and has twists and turns. When I started it I couldn't put it down because its so fantastic!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Wow

    This is truly a rich book filled with a spell binding tale and an excellent end it defenetly is something I would recomend to all and is appropriet for all ages it will keep you entertained and even though I'm 11 I'm sudgesting to eneyone to read this or any other book in the wrinkle of time series I truly love the science fiction that wraps around this wonderful book.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 7, 2010

    Average Book

    A Wind in the door is a rather average book overall, but the story line is far from average, very few books combine sickness, incredible creatures, and an adventure unlike any other.To say the least, Charles Wallace is a quite unordinary six year old. If his discovery of dragons isn't peculiar enough, the illness that follows will nearly kill him. Join Meg, Charles's older sister, Calvin, Meg's friend, Proginoskes, the cherubim, and Blajeny, their teacher as they risk their lives to save Charles, the stars, and the universe from an attack of the Echthroi. Meg will learn a great lesson about the importance of love and sacrifice.The book, based on the lexile measure should have been excessively easy to read, but the vocabulary and imagination required to understand the book is almost overwhelming. Ignore your frustration and you will enjoy the book. This is a pretty good book, it isn't my favorite, but I have to give Madeleine L'Engle credit, she does know how to make you think.Science fiction goo rues will love this adventures book of love, friendship and a sister's ability to tend to her brother's needs.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2012

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    These days my mother has been telling me to read more so my vocabulary would expand. Hence, I started to read many classics, but when I came to A Wrinkle in Time series I could not help but just do nothing but read. Some sectiins can be slightly confusing and I did have to look up many words but overall the story was fantastic! It is so amazing how a sister like Meg shows so much love and compassion for her brother Charles Wallace.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2012

    A Wind in the Door is an amazing book. It¿s

    A Wind in the Door is an amazing book. It’s got these twists and suspension that leaves you wanting to never stop reading it. It takes you on a journey through time but always stays in one constant location. The author gives you hints and clues to make you want to assume an ending. A detail in the book I loved is how you watched the name of Madoc grow gradually to Maddox and link to Mad dog.
    Something I liked about the way this book was set up was who the author chose to be her narrator and made the story so it was Meg (the narrator) seeing everything that would happen as if she went on the journey herself. I believe the author did a very good job on keeping the whole book out of first person when the action was with Charles Wallace. I know if I were to be the author I would have made Charles Wallace be the narrator because that’s who most of the book’s action was with. It was a wise decision to make Meg the narrator and the “star” because then it could tie the action between the present and past together.
    In the book it does talk about the act of kything, which is basically communicating through the mind. In this specific book it doesn’t go too far into definition but if you ever get the chance to read the set you’ll find out it does go deeper in definition in an earlier book.
    This is an awesome book and I do highly recommend it to everyone but maybe more along the lines of sixth grade and up.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2008

    A Outstanding Book

    ¿There are dragons in the twin¿s vegetable garden.¿ A Wind in the Door, written by Madeline L¿Engle, is the second book in the Time series quintet. Meg Murry¿s youngest brother Charles Wallaces believes he has found a drive of dragons in his older brothers¿ vegetable garden, but the truth is bigger than he could imagine. There is a threat closing in on Charles Wallaces. New enemies whose goal is to completely erase everything from existence. Charles Walles near death, now Meg Murry, her best friend Calvin, her old school teacher, and her now found cherubim friend must save him and his fondolia. This book is great for all ages and is perfect for sci-fi lovers. Madeline L¿Engle focused this book for children but is good for any one of any age. This book contains many unrealistic things and can often get confusing because they say there is no word for what they are talking about in the human language, though this doesn¿t take away from the overall understanding of the book. The author puts a lot off voice and emotions into the characters. Because of this it is easy to tell where they stand in the matter at hand, and how they are feeling. Many of the characters in this book aren¿t human making this book all the more interesting. This book will change your out look on unrealistic concepts such as life on other worlds, changing your self into other things, and time travel. This book has a strong moral to it. Anyone will find this book to be a good read and to be very unique. If you are looking for a good book, A Wind in the Door is a great. All the books in this series are A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and A Acceptable Time.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Very good book

    This was a good book. I think it could have had a bit more detail and it ciuld have been longer. Overall, I think it was an awesome book

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    BESt SERIES EVER

    I can' t even explain how good this book is. I would definetly recommend it. But remember, this is my opinion so you will have to read it for yourself to see if you like it. BUT I TOTALLY LOOOVED IIIIT!!! Though the kything is a little confusing and the Ecthroi are a liitle scary so i would recommend it for grades six and up.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2012

    Excellent, one of my favorites

    I have read Madeleine L'Engle's Wrinkle in Time Series many times over-- my favorite is 'A Wind in the Door.' The characters are easy to fall in love with for different reasons, the plots are a believable balance of science, fantasy, imagination and reality, and L'Engle does a superb job of commenting on some of the largest themes in our world today-- power, love, evil, family, and learning-- in a compelling, enjoyable read. Great for youth and adults... I highly recommend.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    Pretty Good

    It was like I was reading the regular book. Great.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2012

    A wrincle in time

    I read a wrincle in time i loved it!!!!!!! So i cant waitnto read this one!!!!!!!! But when i watched the movie a wrincle in time it ruinedbthe story! If u havnt read the book and you just watched the movie you eould be so lost ad never wnt to read the book. I cant wat to readb this and explore Megs next edventure!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2011

    Mmmmmmmm.......

    Not the best but wrinkle in time was better.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 12, 2011

    love it

    I loved it so muxh

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2011

    how AWESOME it is

    im in love with this book

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    Thought-provoking series

    This is an excellent series that has been around for a long time. I am glad it is available for my children. My 3rd and 2nd grader (advanced readers) love the books. The characters are interesting, and the subject matter lends itself to discussion.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2010

    Book Review

    There were several positives things and several negatives things I had come

    across in my reading. Some of the positives are that the book was not at all predictable.

    For example I had no idea that the farandoal would try to kill what made them. Also the

    book was very interesting. I know this because I was reading about 60 pages a night and I

    usual only read about 20. Plus the book was very deep, this is because I had to reread

    some things to under stand them. A few of the negatives were that the book was very

    complicate ,like when they were explaining the scene where Mr.Jenkins turns into an

    echtroi I did not know what was going on. It is also all over the place, first they were in

    one place then in a line they were in another. Plus it was a bit unclear, fore when I was

    reading I did not know what I was reading.

    The writing style of the author was a very interesting one. She used long and

    complex sentences. Like ''Why two strange men should wish to impersonate me, I have

    no idea.'' From page 103.The reading. The author uses figurative language too. In the

    story I could picture everywhere Blajeny took the group. Plus she uses very hard

    vocabulary. For example mitochondria.

    I would definitely recommend this novel to anybody who likes a good book. It is

    very thought provoking, Also the it was very exciting. So much so that I found myself

    bitting my nails and breathing heavily while reading. Some similar books were the other

    books in the series, A Wrinkle in Time, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, and An Expectable

    Time. Some other books I would recommend are, The Tale of Despereaux, Hatchet, and

    Weedflower.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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