A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

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Random House, Inc.
This special edition of A Wrinkle in Time includes a new essay that explores the science behind the fantasy.
Rediscover one of the most beloved children's books of all time: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle:

Meg Murray, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. He claims to have been blown off course, and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a "tesseract," which, if you didn't know, is a wrinkle in time.

Meg's father had been experimenting with time-travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin outwit the forces of evil as they search through space for their father?

Baker & Taylor
A midnight visitor escorts Meg, Calvin, and Charles across the barriers of space and time to another world

Baker
& Taylor

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, in a re-release of the classic story which now includes an essay about the real-life science behind the fantasy. Original.

Publisher: New York : Dell, 1973, c1962
ISBN: 9780440498056
0440498058
9781250004673
Characteristics: 211 p

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sbednarz
Jan 30, 2018

So glad that I read this one before the movie comes out! I'm surprised that I never read this growing up. I can see that it must have been ground breaking thinking at the time, and I'm so glad to have read the 50th anniversary edition that had pictures of the author, a long letter from the granddaughter and other memorabilia.

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mayog
Jan 16, 2018

So I hesitate to review this because it is at once quite a simple book and not a all simple. It is, in one way, a theological treatise on the first chapter of Corinthians told in narrative form. If you don't get that part, you'll miss the profundity of L'Engle's work. In another, it's s simple coming of age story of a young girl, told in a science-fiction/fantasy way.

You read it and you end up smiling, smiling because our faults are often some of our greatest assets, because ultimately, we have something that fascism cannot have, that we are surrounded by more help than we imagine, and that all of us have abilities we cannot imagine, if we lead with what matters most.

I think I want to read this again and again. I can't wait until my son is old enough for me to read it to him.

kirstd31 Jan 11, 2018

Its, seems like everyone has read this when they were in school. Some how I never did. I decided to read it has an adult because everyone has read it and the movie is coming out. I did not enjoy it. It was boring and the characters were not well developed. When it was published I am sure it was a good book, but now there are many fantasy books with a women protagonists that are better.

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ryner
Nov 29, 2017

Meg Murry's father has been missing for years and, although she and her family are confident he'll return to them -- the nature of his work is merely secret and mysterious -- it isn't easy when the townspeople are whispering and speculating about her family behind their backs. After a peculiar meeting with Mrs. Whatsit, a decidedly odd woman, suddenly Meg, her little brother Charles Wallace and their friend Calvin are whisked into a remarkable adventure across space and time in an effort to rescue her father.

Has 'A Wrinkle in Time' aged well? I'm not sure. At the time it was published it was undoubtedly considered groundbreaking: science fiction authored by a woman, with a female protagonist, winning the 1963 Newbery Medal, and remaining on countless schools' required reading lists in the decades since. I somehow missed it in my youth; reading it for the first time as an adult, without considering it contextually in its time, I just wasn't dazzled.

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green_zebu_65
Nov 20, 2017

This book is great. A must read book that keeps you hooked until the end.

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FatimaSabir
Nov 17, 2017

I just love this book! I'm being serious people, really serious. Okay, how many of you, by a show of hands, love this book? Practically all of you? Awesome! It would break my heart to see a comment of somebody saying that they hated this book. One of the best books I've ever read. Definitely on my favourites list. I also really enjoyed the graphic novel of this book. I actually read the graphic novel first.

vpazreads Oct 16, 2017

I enjoyed this much more as an adult than my childhood memories of it. As a kid, I didn't pick up on its deeper meaning, or the imagery and symbolism throughout it. Perhaps this is a book wasted on the young?

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silvinka
Jul 19, 2017

This book was awesome! I loved it! It was so cool and adventurous. Personally I love adventurous books just like this one. Since I liked the writer I decided to look for more books by Madeleine L'Engle.

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StarGladiator
Jul 16, 2017

Finally, they made it into a movie . . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4U3TeY2wtM

[Beam me up, Charles Wallace!!]

AL_RACHEL Jul 13, 2017

My favorite series of all time. I love the way L'Engle bends my definition of reality. I'll take that trip again and again.

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writingismylife
Jul 21, 2015

“Believing takes practice.”

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Imaan_0
Jun 19, 2015

Faith is the Sister of Justice

burgundy_fox_48 Mar 17, 2015

Like and equal are entirely different things! --Meg to IT/Charles Wallace

Violet_Horse_189 Jun 15, 2014

"The foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling , brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called, but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the things which are mighty. And base things of the world, and things which despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are."

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Dragonrat703
Mar 14, 2017

One night, a mysterious stranger arrives at the Murry household. Meg and her little brother Charles Wallace quickly become involved, and with the help of Calvin O'Keefe they assist three women to help a planet taken over by an evil consciousness called IT, which seeks to erase all uniqueness. Along the way Meg finds secrets about her father, love, and being who you are.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 05, 2012

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.

lms Mar 17, 2008

Meg and Charles Wallace set out with their friend Calvin in a search for their father. His top secret job as a physicist for the government has taken him away and the children search through time and space top find him. ( Novelist Review)

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