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An Acceptable Time (Time Quintet Series #05)

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Publisher Comments:

A flash of lightning, quivering ground, and, instead of her grandparents' farm, Polly sees mist and jagged mountains — and coming toward her, a group of young men carrying spears.

Why has a time gate opened and dropped Polly into a world that existed 3,000 years ago? Will she be able to get back to the present before the time gate closes — and leaves her to face a group of people who believe in human sacrifice?

Review:

"[A] rich and heady brew...fine fantasy, firmly rooted in reality." 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.

About the Author

Madeleine L'Engle's many books include A Wrinkle in Time, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, and Certain Women. She lives in New York City, where she is writer-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312368586
Author:
L'Engle, Madeleine
Publisher:
Square Fish
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Time travel
Subject:
Space and time
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Historical - Ancient Civilizations
Subject:
Classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Series:
A Wrinkle in Time Quintet
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.67 x 5.28 x 1.155 in
Age Level:
from 11 up to 16

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Product details 384 pages Square Fish - English 9780312368586 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "[A] rich and heady brew...fine fantasy, firmly rooted in reality." 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.

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