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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Square Fish (2007)
  • ASIN: B004RGSDCA
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 3.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #563,164 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is one of the finest books for children I have ever read.
Suzanne Sousan
Years ago when I was teaching fifth grade I used this book as one that I read aloud to my classroom.
E Dog's Nana
A fun read for our fourth grader over the summer, a great adventure!
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By readlikebreathing on August 17, 2012
Format: Paperback
Honestly, I have no idea how I read this book as a child and understood it more than I do now. Maybe it's just because my adult brain is trying too hard to understand the physics behind the tesseract and the 5th dimension, but I kept feeling lost. I distinctly remember as an 8 year old reading this book and just being like... Oh right I completely get it. The child mind is fascinating.

That being said, there's a reason this book won three separate honors. It combines fantasy (mystical creatures) with terrifying science-fiction in a way that children can understand. Everyone being the same, very reminscient of invasion of the body snatchers, which shows the importance of individuality, aliens that seem frightening but really aren't (because appearances can be deceiving), the fight against the unknown, unnamed evil of the world. These are all lessons children have to learn, told through the medium of science-fiction.

But again, it's science fiction kids can understand. How they do, I have no idea. But they definitely do.

I think it's worth noting that Meg is one of my favorite female characters ever written, because (as is said by one of their guides) her FLAWS make her special and powerful. It's because she's stubborn, impatient, argumentative, and yet so loving that she's able to save her brother and father. When I was younger, Meg accepting herself helped me to love all my oddities (loving astronomy, reading more than talking, looking different than everyone else).

This is the main reason I hate that paranormal romance has become such a big deal; there aren't characters like Meg anymore. SMART girls, girls who are so smart people can't see them as pretty or even likeable (unlike Hermione).
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By KBPaulie on February 21, 2013
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A Kid's Review: Meg and her little brother, Charles Wallace travel to other planets. Charles loses his mind to "IT" - a giant brain. It's up to Meg and her friend Calvin to rescue Charles and her father.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marcus on March 25, 2013
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I never read this book in my youth like most people I know ...yet, I felt like a child reading it in my adulthood because of the fantastic story line involved .... if I had seen the story any clearer in my mind, I surely would have experienced a tesseract in real life.
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By Luis Valdovinos on January 24, 2014
Format: Paperback
It was written as a children's book but it is much more. It is a great read for all ages, though I would place the reading at a high school level. Not necessarily for the writing but for the somewhat complexity of the story line. Overall, I enjoyed it a lot.
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My daughter adored this, as did most every kid in my early 70s 5th grade class. As enchanting as The Hobbit or the Harry Potters.
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Years ago when I was teaching fifth grade I used this book as one that I read aloud to my classroom. Recently I went book shopping with my 13 year old grandson, Ethan. We saw this title and I decided to order it when we got home. It fits so well with the young adult interest in sci fi and a well told story.
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By Mary - Portland Or on September 25, 2013
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The story is about a girl, named Meg who has to go on a journey to help save her brother. With the help of her friend Calvin, Meg has to find a way to save her brother from "IT". "IT" is the dark think that is trying to take over the galaxy. Along the way Meg learns many new lessons which I liked. And, at the end she has to use all of her new knowledge to find out the one thing that "IT" doesn't have. I really liked how the author always left you wondering what was around the corner and what would happen next. It is a great adventure story, but at times I found it to be a bit confusing.

In terms of classics, this is one of the books I would recommend. And, as a bonus, this is the first book in a series so the adventure continues! Now get reading!!
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Super book in good shape for the price. A fun read for our fourth grader over the summer, a great adventure!
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