A Wrinkle in Time Quintet Boxed Set
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A Wrinkle in Time Quintet Boxed Set

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by Madeleine L'Engle
     
 

The Time Quintet consists of A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time. The digest box set features the art of Taeeun Yoo.

A Wrinkle in Time is one of the most significant novels of our time. This fabulous, ground-breaking science-fiction and fantasy story is the

Overview

The Time Quintet consists of A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time. The digest box set features the art of Taeeun Yoo.

A Wrinkle in Time is one of the most significant novels of our time. This fabulous, ground-breaking science-fiction and fantasy story is the first of five in the Time Quintet series about the Murry family.

A Wind in the Door—When Charles Wallace falls ill, Meg, Calvin, and their teacher, Mr. Jenkins, must travel inside C.W. to make him well, and save the universe from the evil Echthros.

A Swiftly Tilting Planet—The Murry and O'Keefe families enlist the help of the unicorn, Gaudior, to save the world from imminent nuclear war.

Many Waters—Meg Murry, now in college, time travels with her twin brothers, Sandy and Dennys, to a desert oasis that is embroiled in war.

An Acceptable Time—While spending time with her grandparents, Alex and Kate Murry, Polly O'Keefe wanders into a time 3,000 years before her own.

Editorial Reviews

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“A Wrinkle in Time is one of my favorite books of all time. I've read it so often, I know it by heart. Meg Murry was my hero growing up. I wanted glasses and braces and my parents to stick me in an attic bedroom. And I so wanted to save Charles Wallace from IT.” —Meg Cabot on A Wrinkle in Time

“A book that every young person should read, a book that provides a road map for seeking knowledge and compassion even at the worst of times, a book to make the world a better place.” —Cory Doctorow on A Wrinkle in Time

“A suspenseful, life-and-death drama that is of believable cosmic significance. Complex and rich in mystical religious insights, this is breathtaking entertainment.” —School Library Journal, starred review on A Wind in the Door

“Madeleine L'Engle mixes classical theology, contemporary family life, and futuristic science fiction to make a completely convincing tale that should put under its spell both readers familiar with the Murrys and those meeting them for the first time.” —The New York Times Book Review on A Wind in the Door

“An intricately woven fantasy ... Theme is L'Engle's greatest forte, and once again she proves this with a compelling plot, rich in style that vibrates with provocative thoughts on universal love, individual caring, and the need for the joy in living.” —Booklist, starred review on A Swiftly Tilting Planet

“This will be enjoyed for its suspense and humor as well as its other levels of meaning.” —Kirkus Reviews on Many Waters

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

“L'Engle has again achieved the award-winning style of A Wrinkle in Time ... Highly recommended.” —VOYA on An Acceptable Time

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312373511
Publisher:
Square Fish
Publication date:
10/02/2007
Series:
A Wrinkle in Time Quintet Series
Pages:
244
Sales rank:
1,273
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.87(h) x 4.20(d)
Age Range:
11 - 15 Years

Meet the Author

Madeleine L'Engle (1918–2007) was born in New York City and attended Smith College. She wrote more than 60 books, the most famous of which is A Wrinkle In Time (1962), winner of the Newbery Award in 1963. L'Engle continued the story of the Murry family from A Wrinkle In Time with seven other novels (five of which are available as A Wrinkle In Time Quintent from Square Fish). She also wrote the famous series featuring the Austin family, beginning with the novel Meet The Austins (1960). L'Engle revisited the Austins four more times over the next three decades, concluding with Troubling a Star in 1994. The story of the Austins had some autobiographical elements, mirroring Madeleine's life and the life of her family. Madeleine L'Engle's last book, The Joys of Love, is a romantic, coming-of-age story she wrote back in the 1940s, that was recently published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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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A Wrinkle in Time Quintet Boxed Set 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Book-Snob More than 1 year ago
Madeleine L'engle's five book series proves to be worth the read! Unlike many young adult books, and although an easy read, the plot line of L'engle's books reveal enough complexity to keep an audience of any age interested. With so many books of this genre that copy the same character type and plot line, these books are refreshing in that, in this case, all are original and prove intriguing. Book I introduces characters with special abilities to communicate with others without speaking as well as with those who do not speak their language. The characters must go on a dangerous mission to save a missing father who is rumored to have abandoned his family. Book II drags a bit, but is worth reading. Meg must save her brother who is dying from a strange illness. Book III continues the adventures of the same characters but adds a new character, and along with her, a new intrigue, the idea of the power of runes. In this book, it once again falls to Charles Wallace to save the world. Book IV, my personal favorite, is a retelling of the story of Noah and the flood, with a focus on the twins, Dennys and Sandy. Book V, also drags a bit, but again, it is worth reading. The setting of this book takes place at a much later time than the other books, and it's main character, Polly, is Meg's daughter. In this book, Meg must help save a young man with heart trouble (both literal and symbolic) and make peace in a world that existed 3,000 years before her time. While the book addresses the ideas of druids, L'engle doesn't delve into the culture enough to teach the audience anything new.
Sajid More than 1 year ago
Rewriting the review, since the system just ate the previous copy. This is one of my favorite series from my childhood, and perhaps some of the first "grown up" books that I read. They're definitely "growing up" stories, but they have a lot of nuance and detail, combined with a beautiful flow that keeps you turning the pages. Definitely a set worth having.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wrinkle in time is a very cool book to read and is a major thriller. The characters are very unique and creative and the plot is very exciting too. There are no illustrations but the cover tells you all about the adventure and thrills and the things the characters face. It may be fiction but it teaches you about love and how to care about your family. This is a really good book, but it is kind of challenging and it is a little inappropriate for seven and below.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't have this boxed set, but I did read Wrinkle in Time. That book was awful. The characters were so stupid I can't even explain. Since that book was the worst, I will NEVER EVER get this boxed set. I only have a little money left over from my birthday and this is an awful book to spend it on. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My granddaughter will love this set of books. It is one that has been read over and over throught the years. I was very happy with how quickly I received this.
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When I read them I felt like I was part of the story. If you enjoy fantasy stories, you will think these are very interesting. When I finished one I couldn't wait to read the next. The author was very creative in her writing. Things happen that you never would have expected. You never know what will happen next. It fills you with curiosity. The characters are fascinating. What I love most about the books is that they take you out of the real world. These books are enjoyable for all ages. A MUST read! I loved them and you will too!
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lady-gryphon More than 1 year ago
THESE BOOKS ARE THE ORIGINAL SUSPENSE BOOKS. READ THEM WHEN I WAS A KID AND WOULD RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYONE WHO LIKE ADVENTURE