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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"Yoo's cover art is enchanting."--Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast (blog)
 
"A coming of age fantasy story that sympathizes with typical teen girl awkwardness and insecurity, highlighting courage, resourcefulness and the importance of famiyl ties as key to overcoming them."--Carol Platt Liebau, author, in the New York Post
 
"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 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, and is being published by FSG.

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Trade Paperback
Square Fish
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
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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Mass Market Paperbound
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
April 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429915649
ISBN10: 1429915641
Middle-Grade Fiction216 pages
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 4 to 8 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 740L

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