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ISBN13: 9780312367558
ISBN10: 0312367554
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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.

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"A plus with this new edition is an essay by Lisa Sonne that explores scientific concepts related to the story — multiple dimensions, dark energy, and string theory. Each of these concepts were conceived since the book's 1962 publication but are amazingly applicable to A Wrinkle in Time, and help to ensure that this imaginative book will be read for a long time into the future." Children's Literature

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This newly re-designed edition includes Madeleine L'Engle's Newbery Medal acceptance speech and a new interview with the author.

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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.

 
A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal.

About the Author

Madeleine L’Engle (1918–2007) 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 (1962), winner of the Newbery Award in 1963. L’Engle continued the story of the Murry family from A Wrinkle In Time with seven other novels (five of which are available as A Wrinkle In Time Quintent from Square Fish). She also wrote the famous series featuring the Austin family, beginning with the novel Meet The Austins (1960). L’Engle 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 Madeleine’s life and the life of her family. Madeleine L’Engle’s last book, The Joys of Love, is a romantic, coming-of-age story she wrote back in the 1940s, and is being published by FSG.

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crowyhead, July 18, 2008 (view all comments by crowyhead)
This is a re-read, revisiting 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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Margie, September 11, 2007 (view all comments by Margie)
I just saw that Madeline L'Engle has died and want to say goodbye to a great talent. I read A Wrinkle in Time for the first time when I was 13 and at age 51, I still pick it up from time to time to read it and the rest of the series. I have given the series to numerous young teens as a birthday or Christmas gift. What a wonderful book that makes you want to read more!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312367558
Author:
L'Engle, Madeleine
Publisher:
Square Fish
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Time travel
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
6.9 x 4.2 x 0.605 in
Age Level:
from 11 up to 16

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Product details 320 pages Square Fish - English 9780312367558 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A plus with this new edition is an essay by Lisa Sonne that explores scientific concepts related to the story — multiple dimensions, dark energy, and string theory. Each of these concepts were conceived since the book's 1962 publication but are amazingly applicable to A Wrinkle in Time, and help to ensure that this imaginative book will be read for a long time into the future."
"Synopsis" by , This newly re-designed edition includes Madeleine L'Engle's Newbery Medal acceptance speech and a new interview with the author.
"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.

 
A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal.

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