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A Wrinkle in Time

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ISBN13: 9780312367541
ISBN10: 0312367546
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Awards

Winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal

Synopses & Reviews

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Meg Murry, 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. She 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?

Now, 40 years after A Wrinkle in Time was first published to become one of the landmark books in children's literature, Square Fish Books is proud to present this Newbery Medal winner completely redesigned — and with bonus material.

Review:

"Does a book count as a reissue if it's never been out of print? I don't know. But I do know that I wanted to commemorate this edition, which celebrates 45 years in print for this beloved classic....Here's hoping the tale of gawky Meg Murry...never goes out of print. (Grade: A+)" Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"Although this is fantasy, the characters are portrayed realistically and sympathetically....[T]his imaginative book will be read for a long time into the future." Children's Literature

Synopsis:

Meg's father mysteriously disappears after experimenting with the fifth dimension of time travel. Determined to rescue him, Meg and her friends must outwit the forces of evil on a heart-stopping journey through space and time. A commemorative edition with an Introduction by the author. A Newbery Medal winner.

Synopsis:

New re-designed editions include:

* New jacket art by Taeeun Yoo.

* An introduction by Anna Quindlen

* Madeleine L'Engle's Newbery Medal acceptance speech and a new interview.

Synopsis:

Join Kate on an epic adventure...

Starring a heroic young woman named Kate Gordon, and featuring T. A. Barrons trademark mastery of language and setting, The Heartlight Saga collects three of Barrons beloved novels into a single volume. The stories follow Kate as she travels to a distant galaxy to save the life of her astronomer grandfather in Heartlight, goes back in time to a lost Native American tribe in The Ancient One, and ultimately down to the very bottom of the sea in The Merlin Effect. Weaving together mystery, mysticism, and magic, and exploring themes of mortality, interconnectedness, and the fragility of the environment, The Heartlight Saga is a testament to the power that each of us has within us to make a difference in our world.

“Bold, original . . . this book shines!”—Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.

"Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract."

A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.

Madeleine LEngle was born in New York City and attended Smith College. She wrote more than 60 books, the most famous of which is A Wrinkle In Time, winner of the Newbery Award in 1963. LEngle continued the story of the Murry family from A Wrinkle In Time with seven other novels. She also wrote the famous series featuring the Austin family, beginning with the novel Meet The Austins. LEngle revisited the Austins four more times over the next three decades, concluding with Troubling a Star in 1994. The story of the Austins had some autobiographical elements, mirroring Madeleines life and the life of her family. Madeleine LEngles last book, The Joys of Love, is a romantic, coming-of-age story she wrote back in the 1940s, and is published by FSG.
It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.

"Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract."

A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.

About the Author

Born November 29, 1918, Madeleine L'Engle began her career as an actress and playwright before turning to novel writing after having children. Her science fantasy classic A Wrinkle in Time was awarded the 1963 Newbery Medal for "the most distinguished contribution to children's literature" published in the previous year.

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LisaN, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by LisaN)
I was never required to read this book in school so I finally decided to read it myself. What an amazing piece of literature! The story wraps you up and you fall in love with the characters. It's a very simple book and readers of all ages can enjoy it. I'm glad I finally got around to reading it and if you haven't I highly recommend it. There's a reason it's a classic.
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Book Dads, September 20, 2009 (view all comments by Book Dads)
A Wrinkle in Time is a well-loved classic of children’s literature that has remained popular throughout several generations. It has the additional distinction of being a Banned Book. But it’s also a wonderful examination of a young girl’s changing relationship with her father, and of how both fathers and children need to change as children go through the process of growing up.

Meg Murray is a young teen who somehow just doesn’t fit in or even know who she is inside. Her normal pains of awkward adolescence are made worse by the fact that her famous scientist father disappeared mysteriously several years earlier, leaving her scientist mother to raise Meg and her three brothers alone in their small town.

Meg’s older brothers are as normal as apple pie, but her younger brother Charles Wallace is … different. Brilliant for his age, Charles Wallace also seems to sense and understand things that others can’t. That makes him even more of a misfit than Meg, and inspires a fierce protectiveness in her.

Everything changes for the Murray family when three eccentric and otherworldly women appear – Mrs. Who, Mrs. Which, and Mrs. Whatsit – and whisk Meg, Charles Wallace, and their new friend Calvin off on a mission across the universe to rescue Meg’s father. Soon the children are embroiled in nothing less than the eternal cosmic war between Darkness and Light, and Meg will have to be more brave than she can possibly imagine. And when she finally finds her father, Meg will have to confront the fact that her father is, in fact, only a man – and Daddy can’t make everything better this time. It will take Meg and her father working together, and confronting both of their deepest fears, before the Murray family can be reunited again.

There’s a little of Meg in all of us, when even as adults we sometimes feel awkward or unsure of who we are. Meg struggles to hold onto her love for her father as she also learns to see him for the human being that he is, and learns how to stand on her own two feet. And there’s a little of Mr. Murray in all of us who are fathers as well, as we learn that we are not gods to our children but only mortal men, and that sometimes we have to learn to let them go. Madeline L’Engle wrote with deep compassion and understanding for both fathers and children, and indeed for all humanity. She never forgot what it was to be a child, with a child’s wonder and the sense that there is an entire magical world just beyond the edge of our perceptions if we could just pull back the veil. A Wrinkle in Time’s reputation is a timeless classic with lessons for both fathers and children, and will remain so for countless years to come.
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crowyhead, July 3, 2008 (view all comments by crowyhead)
I recently decided to revisit one of my favorites from my childhood. It holds up very well, and I still found it enchanting. I had forgotten, however, how absolutely abruptly it ends -- this frustrated me as a child, and it still frustrates me a bit now.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312367541
Author:
L'Engle, Madeleine
Publisher:
Square Fish
Author:
Barron, T. A.
Author:
L'Engle, Madeleine
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Space and time
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Time travel
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Publication Date:
May 1, 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 6
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.06 in 1 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 256 pages Square Fish - English 9780312367541 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Does a book count as a reissue if it's never been out of print? I don't know. But I do know that I wanted to commemorate this edition, which celebrates 45 years in print for this beloved classic....Here's hoping the tale of gawky Meg Murry...never goes out of print. (Grade: A+)"
"Review" by , "Although this is fantasy, the characters are portrayed realistically and sympathetically....[T]his imaginative book will be read for a long time into the future."
"Synopsis" by , Meg's father mysteriously disappears after experimenting with the fifth dimension of time travel. Determined to rescue him, Meg and her friends must outwit the forces of evil on a heart-stopping journey through space and time. A commemorative edition with an Introduction by the author. A Newbery Medal winner.
"Synopsis" by , New re-designed editions include:

* New jacket art by Taeeun Yoo.

* An introduction by Anna Quindlen

* Madeleine L'Engle's Newbery Medal acceptance speech and a new interview.

"Synopsis" by ,
Join Kate on an epic adventure...

Starring a heroic young woman named Kate Gordon, and featuring T. A. Barrons trademark mastery of language and setting, The Heartlight Saga collects three of Barrons beloved novels into a single volume. The stories follow Kate as she travels to a distant galaxy to save the life of her astronomer grandfather in Heartlight, goes back in time to a lost Native American tribe in The Ancient One, and ultimately down to the very bottom of the sea in The Merlin Effect. Weaving together mystery, mysticism, and magic, and exploring themes of mortality, interconnectedness, and the fragility of the environment, The Heartlight Saga is a testament to the power that each of us has within us to make a difference in our world.

“Bold, original . . . this book shines!”—Publishers Weekly

"Synopsis" by ,
It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.

"Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract."

A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.

Madeleine LEngle was born in New York City and attended Smith College. She wrote more than 60 books, the most famous of which is A Wrinkle In Time, winner of the Newbery Award in 1963. LEngle continued the story of the Murry family from A Wrinkle In Time with seven other novels. She also wrote the famous series featuring the Austin family, beginning with the novel Meet The Austins. LEngle revisited the Austins four more times over the next three decades, concluding with Troubling a Star in 1994. The story of the Austins had some autobiographical elements, mirroring Madeleines life and the life of her family. Madeleine LEngles last book, The Joys of Love, is a romantic, coming-of-age story she wrote back in the 1940s, and is published by FSG.
It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.

"Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract."

A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.

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