The Wrinkle in Time Quintet: Books 1-5

The Wrinkle in Time Quintet: Books 1-5

by Madeleine L'Engle

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The Wrinkle in Time Quintet: Books 1-5 by Madeleine L'Engle

Over fifty years ago, Madeleine L'Engle introduced the world to A Wrinkle in Time and the wonderful and unforgettable characters Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, and their friend Calvin O'Keefe. Now all their adventures are together in one volume. The Time Quintet consists of A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time.

A Wrinkle in Time—This Newberry Award winner 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466850453
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 08/13/2013
Series: Time Quintet Series
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 1400
Sales rank: 8,627
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 11 - 15 Years

About 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.


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.

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. 49 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Wrinkle In Time was my FAVORITE book when I was a child! I read it and kept checking it out of the library and re-read it so many times that finally the librarian told me that I had to start reading something else. I would recommend this book to any child that loves science and adventure and the unexpored~ 
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this would be a good buy, so I looked at the description - nope! These are great books, but I'm definetly not getting this copy until it gets the basic summary of the book correct! Many Waters, for example, does not concern a war-torn oasis, amd Meg isn't even a main character. In fact, she is only mentioned about two or three times in passing... I don't want to add any more spoilers, but really, book publishers, can't you actually read the book before coming up with some absurd and random synopsis that doesn't help people at all?
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.
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
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Like most "series" that are not a direct continuation of the same story, I find it can be difficult to embrace the newest and next-in-line book. These five are more like different members of the same family. Connected, yet with their own individual story. But each book in this quintet is definitely worth staying with.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Enjoyable and thought provoking.
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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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