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Madeline L'Engle: Author of a Wrinkle in Time (People in Focus) Library Binding – November 1, 1991


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 11 and up
  • Series: People in Focus
  • Library Binding: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Crestwood House (November 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0875184855
  • ISBN-13: 978-0875184852
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,185,787 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Grade 6-12-- Gonzales addresses her audience in a style and tone that are easily accessible and clearly up to the job of presenting a well-known author who has some fairly complex philosophical ideas and an unusual, although not iconoclastic, lifestyle. L'Engle comes across as a woman with an abiding commitment to her family as well as a lifelong lust for learning and the more spiritual aspects of existence. There are a couple of awkward phrasings and a few places where unexplained questions persist. Some of the book's success is due to the author's direct contact with her subject; Gonzales has obviously interviewed her extensively. The bibliography is modest enough to entice rather than threaten reluctant younger readers and yet comprehensive enough to suggest to more scholarly readers that Gonzales has done her homework. While she is admiring and discreet, she has not sheltered or distorted the facts; even L'Engle's irritability in the morning hours comes through. The one shortfall of the book is the poor quality of some of the black-and-white photographs. Still, their informality and their unique, if somewhat second-rate photographic technique, give a sense of history to one of the great women in children's literature. --Ruth K. MacDonald, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 6, 2001
Format: Library Binding
Have you ever visited another galaxy? Meg Murry, in this book, with her brother, Charles Wallace, at her side, in a search of their father. With the help of Mrs. Watsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which, they travel to different worlds in search of their father, Mr. Murry.
Well, they find their father, but in doing so, Charles Wallace gets trapped in the mind of the evil it. Meg, and her father now have to get Charles from It.
I thought it was a very exciting book. I loved the magical science fiction parts. When I read about how Charles Wallace got trapped in by It, that was when I really started getting in to the book. I loved how the author came up with the names of creatures and their talents. She described their physical features so well I could almost picture them in my mind. Now that I have read this book, I wonder if there are really other worlds, other creatures, and battles between good and evil somewhere in the universe. Maybe someday we will find out the truth to it all. We are still looking for answers to this life-long question.
Meg, the protagonist, was very determined. That was one of her greatest strengths, determination. She never gave up looking for her father. When she found him, she thought that he would make everything right, but he couldn't, so he had to leave Charles Wallace behind to get him later from It. She was embittered at her father for not making everything right. She just needed someone to blame. She didn't have many friends. She often got into fights like a hairy-nosed wombat and a rabid mongoose. She got into trouble, talked back to the principal, and got made fun of. This is one of her greatest weaknesses. With her strongest trait, love, she ha to overcome It and free Charles Wallace or he is lost forever.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Roy on March 22, 2001
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This is the first book I remember being read to me in school or rather we had to take turns reading it I remember hateing school to be over I was so into this book. This is the book that gave me my passion to read now reading is one of my greatest pleasures.. I am now 37 years old and still have a copy of A Wrinkle in Time and still read it over and over again.. After all you never lose contact with an old friend, Please if you have not read it yet do so and pass it along to your children grandchildren or whomever.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 14, 1998
Format: Library Binding
A Wrinkle In Time has to be one of my all time favorite books. This fantasy-like story is terrific, and will truely believe anyone who reads it will agree! Definately a five star from me!!
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By "amychelle3" on November 2, 2003
Format: Library Binding
This book is timeless, that's a fact. But the really astounding thing is that it's ageless. I've had a copy for 10 years & need a new one because I've abused it by reading it so much. Ms. L'Engle knows her stuff, kids... this one's a keeper.
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By A Customer on January 28, 1998
Format: Library Binding
I like A Wrinkle in Time a lot. It's just that I have been trying to explain a tesseract to people but it seems impossible. Sincerly Yours, Andrea Marie MIller
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By brad roderick on October 27, 2001
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I greatly enjoyed the mystery excitement and even the confusion of the book. It is really an adventure to read
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