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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.

Madeleine L’Engle 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. L’Engle 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. L’Engle revisited the Austins four more times over the next three decades, concluding with Troublinga 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’slast 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.

Synopsis:

Meg Murry, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O'Keefe become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government. Includes "An appreciation" by Anna Quindlen and an interview with the author.

Synopsis:

Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government, in a re-release of the classic story. A Newbery Medal Book. Simultaneous. 500,000 first printing.

About the Author

Madeleine L'Engle lives in New York City and is the author of the following books published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux: The Moon by Night (1963), The Arm of the Starfish (1965), The Young Unicorns (1968), Lines Scribbled on an Envelope and Other Poems (1969), Dance in the Desert (1969), A Wind in the Door (1973), Dragons in the Waters (1976), and A Swiftly Tilting Planet (1978). Her adult books for FSG are: The Love Letters (1966), The Other Side of the Sun (1971), A Circle of Quiet (1972), and The Summer of the Great-grandmother (1974).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781429915649
Publisher:
Square Fish
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Author:
Madeleine L'Engle
Author:
L'Engle, Madeleine
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
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Audio Books-Children s
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
Children s-Newbery Award Winners
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-A to Z
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Newbery Award Winners
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Chinese
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Korean
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Vietnamese
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Space and time
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Classics
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070501
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Pages:
245
Dimensions:
8.490 x 5.750 x 0.840 in 0.745 lb

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Product details 245 pages Square Fish - English 9781429915649 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Meg Murry, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O'Keefe become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government. Includes "An appreciation" by Anna Quindlen and an interview with the author.
"Synopsis" by , Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government, in a re-release of the classic story. A Newbery Medal Book. Simultaneous. 500,000 first printing.
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