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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.
I like adventure stories. It met all my requirements it had action and great characters and I really enjoyed the ending.Published 21 hours 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 4 days ago by J. Heath
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When I was a kid, Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time blew my mind. Read more
I loved that this book has action, suspence, and lessons to learn. I hily recomend this book for all ages.Published 1 month ago by mouse13
A Wrinkle in Time is still my very favorite L'Engle book. But how would one ever top Aunt Beast, and the three Mrs.W's?Published 1 month ago by K. H.
The Time Quintet series is fantastic, and was one of my earliest introductions into the world of literary science fiction. The Kindle versions are excellent and read very well. Read morePublished 2 months ago by K. S. Marchetto