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A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet) by…

A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet) (edition 2007)

by Madeleine L'Engle (Author)

Series: The Time Quintet (1)

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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.
Title:A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)
Authors:Madeleine L'Engle (Author)
Info:Square Fish (2007), Edition: Reprint, 256 pages
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In A Wrinkle In Time, Meg Murray travels with her little brother and their new friend through time and space to save her father. Along the way they make new friends and face terrifying evil. This young adult novel provides valuable messages of individuality, friendship, and courage. Recommended for readers 10 and up, especially those already interested in science fiction or fantasy. ( )
  MeghanCarden | Apr 19, 2021 |
Finally ready to watch the movie! ( )
  nikkiroy | Apr 14, 2021 |
I read this many years ago. I ought to read it again. A wonderful work of fantasy. ( )
  wickenden | Mar 8, 2021 |
I would recommend this book for upper elementary school students. I was intrigued by the complex plot and think it would be best for upper-level readers. The story tells about a young girl named Meg Murry, a high school student who is standoffish. She goes on an adventure through time and space in order to save her father who disappeared when she was a child. I think this would be great in the classroom and I would keep this book in my library.
  Elliemangan | Mar 7, 2021 |
The first time I read a Wrinkle in Time was when I was in 6th grade. I've read it so many times since then because it's just an amazing story. Its sci-fi meets coming of age and is written beautifully. The book opens with Meg, Charles (her little bro) and they are wondering what happened to their dad who had been working for the government and has disappeared. He has been missing for a few years and the kids and their Mom have no clue what happened to him. Until one day someone shows up at the door and takes them on an adventure through the universe where they travel into worlds that are controlled by a mysterious being (IT). It is a great book for middle schoolers and English teachers to talk about figurative language and was a fun read. It also connects to math by introducing students to the concepts of dimensionality and understanding the progression of space from 0 dimensions to 4 or 5. There is also the issue of diversity that is addressed in this book. Charles has succomed to the darkness in a part of the book and they discuss how on the planet being different creates problems, and can be confining. This imaginative book will surely keep your kids on the edge of their seats wondering if Meg will be able to save her brother from the mysterious IT and find out the truth about what happened to her father. ( )
  NickiByrd | Mar 4, 2021 |
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Barrett, PeterCover 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?" [p.27]
Well, the fifth dimension's a tesseract...In other words, to put it into Euclid, or old-fashioned plane geometry, a straight line is not the shortest distance between two points. [p.75]
“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 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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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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