A Wrinkle in Time Quintet Boxed Set

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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.

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for A Wrinkle in Time:

 

“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

 

“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

Praise for A Wind in the Door:

 

“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

 

“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

Praise for A Swiftly Tilting Planet:

 

“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

Praise for Many Waters:

"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

Praise for An Acceptable Time:

"L'Engle has again achieved the award-winning style of A Wrinkle in Time ... Highly recommended." —VOYA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312373511
  • Publisher: Square Fish
  • Publication date: 10/2/2007
  • Series: Time Quintet Series
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 16,104
  • Age range: 11 - 15 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 7.87 (h) x 4.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Madeleine L'Engle

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.

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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  • Posted February 14, 2010

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    Great books!

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2010

    Worth reading

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 3, 2010

    A must-have from my childhood

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2010

    Loved them

    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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  • Posted January 30, 2010

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    THE ORIGINAL

    THESE BOOKS ARE THE ORIGINAL SUSPENSE BOOKS. READ THEM WHEN I WAS A KID AND WOULD RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYONE WHO LIKE ADVENTURE

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2008

    An oustanding Book

    I thought the book A Wrinkle in Time was a very interesting and adventurous story because the characters in this story were time traveling.So if you ever go to Barnes&Noble check out the book A Wrinkle in Time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2008

    A Book For Everyone!

    I first read A Wrinkle In Time when I was in 5th grade. I loved it and wanted to read more. Over time I bought the whole series. They are a timeless classic. It's been 16 years since I first read the book and to this day I still enjoy reading them. I re-read the series at least once a year. This series is really something that we should be promoting to our kids.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2008

    really good book here

    so this book i read was really good and it was entertaining. well, that may be stretching it just a little but hey, what the heck. this review writing thing seemed pretty awesome so i decided to try it. you should too. you never know who will read it. to any who read this, go write a review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2007

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    I fell in love with the series and finished all the books within weeks of each other!!

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