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In her usual masterful way, Madeleine L'Engle jumps seamlessly from a child's world of liverwurst and cream cheese sandwiches to deeply sinister, cosmic battles between good and evil. Children will revel in the delectably chilling details--including hideous scenes in which a school principal named Mr. Jenkins is impersonated by the Echthroi (the evil forces that tear skies, snuff out light, and darken planets). When it becomes clear that the Echthroi are putting Charles Wallace in danger, the only logical course of action is for Meg and her dear friend Calvin O'Keefe to become small enough to go inside Charles Wallace's body--into one of his mitochondria--to see what's going wrong with his farandolae. In an illuminating flash on the interconnectedness of all things and the relativity of size, we realize that the tiniest problem can have mammoth, even intergalactic ramifications. Can this intrepid group voyage through time and space and muster all their strength of character to save Charles Wallace? It's an exhilarating, enlightening, suspenseful journey that no child should miss.
The other books of the Time quartet, continuing the adventures of the Murry family, are A Wrinkle in Time; A Swiftly Tilting Planet, which won the American Book Award; and Many Waters. (Ages 9 and older) --Karin Snelson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A Wind in the Door had me in tears by the end. There was both sorrow and joy alike. There were many layers and messages to be explored. Read morePublished 11 days ago by J. Sexton
This was my first series of real science fiction books waaaay back when I was in the sixth grade, and the books sparked a lifelong passion for reading. Read morePublished 1 month ago by InstantLunch
I love Madeleine L'Engle. A Wrinkle in Time is one of my most beloved books from childhood. This is a continuation of that work.Published 2 months ago by Melinda
L'Engle's done it again ~ whisking me away to her imaginary world(s), her creativity an inspiration.
An escape; mind-expanding imagery & adventure . . . Read more
I read “A Wrinkle in Time” years ago. I had heard my fourth-grade teacher say that it was too difficult for kids my age and wanted to find out for myself. Read morePublished 2 months ago by E.J. Jones
This is unabridged and really shouldn't be.
Unlike the first book, scenes go on and on and on. The same circular conversations. Read more
I like adventure stories. It met all my requirements it had action and great characters and I really enjoyed the ending.Published 3 months ago by SD Dan
We bought this book for my nine year-old grandson in Washington state and the matching Kindle book for me. We are reading it together over Skype! Read morePublished 3 months ago by J. Heath