A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L'Engle

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It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.

"Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract."

A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.
 
A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal.

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A Wrinkle in Time: 50th Anniversary Edition
1MRS WHATSITIT WAS A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT.In her attic bedroom Margaret Murry, wrapped in an old patchwork quilt, sat on the foot of her bed and watched the trees tossing in the frenzied lashing of the wind. Behind the trees clouds scudded frantically across the sky. Every few moments the moon ripped through them, creating wraithlike shadows that raced along the ground.The house shook.Wrapped in her quilt, Meg shook.She wasn't usually afraid of weather.--It's not just the weather, she thought.--It's the weather on top of everything else.

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Become a fan of A WRINKLE IN TIME! https://www.facebook.com/wrinkleintime 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. When the children learn that Mr. Murry has been captured by the Dark Thing, they time travel to Camazotz, where they must face the leader IT in the ultimate battle between good and evil—a journey that threatens their lives and our universe. A Newb

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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
 
“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
 
"An exhilarating experience."
--Kirkus Reviews
 
"This imaginative book will be read for a long time into the future."
--Children's Literature

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Madeleine L'Engle

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.

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Square Fish
May 2007
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312367558
ISBN10: 0312367554
Middle-Grade Fiction
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 320 pages
Age Range: 10 and up
Grade Range: 5 and up Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 740L
F&P Level A-Z: W
AR Quiz Number: 150
AR Points: 7

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
January 1962
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374386139
ISBN10: 0374386137
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches, 216 pages
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 4 to 8 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 740L
F&P Level A-Z: W

$17.99

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May 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312367541
ISBN10: 0312367546
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 3/16 x 7 5/8 inches, 256 pages
Age Range: 10 and up
Grade Range: 5 and up Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 740L
F&P Level A-Z: W

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
April 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429915649
ISBN10: 1429915641
Middle-Grade Fiction206 pages
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 4 to 8 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 740L

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