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A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

A Wrinkle in Time

by Madeleine L'Engle

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Series: The Time Quintet (1)

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This is another book from my 2019 Reading Challenge. I’m not quite sure how I feel about this one. Maybe if I had read it as a child it would have meant more to me. Yes, it had a great moral to the story, but the characters weren’t strong enough for me. ( )
  BookLove80 | Apr 17, 2019 |
Interesting read although the scientist aspects are not quite correct. ( )
  Baochuan | Apr 8, 2019 |
I had a lot of love and confusion with this book. I do not know whether I liked it too much or did not. The story follows Meg Murray, her brother, and a boy from the neighborhood as they try and find the Murray’s father that has been trapped inside a dark planet that enslaves people's minds. I liked this book for the inspiring themes that it brought to light. Using our weaknesses that we have can also serve as strengths we would not like to admit. One reason that I found this book to be confusing for me as well as many other readers was the Mrs. There were so many with such similar names. The one thing to help this was the distinct difference in speech each of them had. But remembering who had what speech was very difficult for me. The dark planet was also very strange to understand. It was a mind game that you can become trapped inside and have no way of getting out. I was never able to understand the reason to which their father was trapped inside the dark planet or why he could not get out. This was still a very whimsical story and I loved the traveling through the journey with the children.
  svonne1 | Apr 2, 2019 |
Meg Murry's father disappeared 4 years ago while he was working on time travel. Meg's brother, Charles Wallace, meets 3 magical beings who help them time travel to find their father. They travel to Camazotz, where IT is controlling all of the minds of its citizens. Meg frees her father and her brother who has become trapped in IT's mind.

I would use this book with grades 5-6. This book can be used to teach about classic literature, time travel, vocabulary, and science fiction. ( )
  Indiam16 | Mar 18, 2019 |
Go on an adventure through time itself with Meg and Charles Wallace Murry along with Calvin and the Mrs. In the beginning Meg is bullied and questioned by everyone in her life all because of an event that happened years ago. This event leads to the adventure of a life time (well only a few days really). Meg, Charles Wallace and Calvin meet Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs Who, and Mrs. Which on their adventure to find Meg's Dad. Through many breathtaking tasks they make their way to find that her dad is trapped in darkness. To defeat the darkness they must go without the Mrs. and discover the true light in their life that can be used to destroy the darkness. After getting through difficult and questioning tasks Meg and Calvin make it to where her dad is to find out IT has gotten a hold of someone else that they must now save. In the end the Mrs. meet back up with Meg and everyone else and they go back to Earth and live like nothing happened. ( )
  KerriS98 | Mar 14, 2019 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Madeleine L'Engleprimary authorall editionscalculated
Barrett, PeterCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Caruso, BarbaraNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Davis, HopeNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, DianeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, LeoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lee, Jody A.Cover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Linden, Vincent van derTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Maitland, AntonyContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nielsen, CliffCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Raskin, EllenCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Richwood, SamIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rosoff, MegIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Scaife, KeithIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sis, PeterCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Yoo, TaeeunCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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It was a dark and stormy night.
"The tesseract--" Mrs. Murry whispered. What did she mean? How could she have known?

Well, the fifth dimension's a tesseract...In other words, to put it into Euclid, or old-fashion plain geometry, a straight line is not the shortest distance between two points.
“Maybe I don’t like being different,” Meg said. “but I don’t want to be like everybody else, either.”
“You mean you’re comparing our lives to a sonnet? A strict form, but freedom within it?”

“Yes.” Mrs. Whatsit said. “You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. What you say is completely up to you.”
The middle beast, a tremor of trepidation in his words, said "You aren't from a dark planet, are you?"
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Meg, Calvin, and Charles Wallace leave Earth in search of Meg's father, Mr. Murry. Mr. Murry is a scientist who has been missing since the birth of Charles Wallace, Meg's baby brother. Mrs. Which, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Whatsit, however, assist the children in their journey by helping them to tesseract or wrinkle in time. They soon discover that their father has been detained by IT. IT tries to transform people into mindless robots. Will they be able to overpower IT? Will they be able to save their father?
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0312367546, Paperback)

Everyone in town thinks Meg is volatile and dull-witted and that her younger brother Charles Wallace is dumb. People are also saying that their father has run off and left their brilliant scientist mother. Spurred on by these rumors, Meg and Charles Wallace, along with their new friend Calvin, embark on a perilous quest through space to find their father. In doing so they must travel behind the shadow of an evil power that is darkening the cosmos, one planet at a time.

Young people who have trouble finding their place in the world will connect with the "misfit" characters in this provocative story. This is no superhero tale, nor is it science fiction, although it shares elements of both. The travelers must rely on their individual and collective strengths, delving deep into their characters to find answers.

A classic since 1962, Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time is sophisticated in concept yet warm in tone, with mystery and love coursing through its pages. Meg's shattering yet ultimately freeing discovery that her father is not omnipotent provides a satisfying coming-of-age element. Readers will feel a sense of power as they travel with these three children, challenging concepts of time, space, and the power of good over evil. (Ages 9 to 12)

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Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.

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