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A Wind in the Door


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ISBN13: 9780312368593
ISBN10: 0312368593
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It is November. When Meg comes home from school, Charles Wallace tells her he saw dragons in the twins vegetable garden.  That night Meg, Calvin and C.W. go to the vegetable garden to meet the Teacher (Blajeny) who explains that what they are seeing isnt a dragon at all, but a cherubim named Proginoskes.  It turns out that C.W. is ill and that  Blajeny and Proginoskes are there to make him well - by making him well, they will keep the balance of the universe in check and save it from the evil Echthros. 


Meg, Calvin and Mr. Jenkins (grade school principal) must travel inside C.W. to have this battle and save Charles life as well as the balance of the universe.

About the Author

Madeleine LEngle (1918-2007) was the Newbery Medal-winning author of more than 60 books, including the much-loved A Wrinkle in Time. Born in 1918, LEngle grew up in New York City, Switzerland, South Carolina and Massachusetts.  Her father was a reporter and her mother had studied to be a pianist, and their house was always full of musicians and theater people. LEngle graduated cum laude from Smith College, then returned to New York to work in the theater. While touring with a play, she wrote her first book, The Small Rain, originally published in 1945. She met her future husband, Hugh Franklin, when they both appeared in The Cherry Orchard.
Upon becoming Mrs. Franklin, LEngle gave up the stage in favor of the typewriter. In the years her three children were growing up, she wrote four more novels. Hugh Franklin temporarily retired from the theater, and the family moved to western Connecticut and for ten years ran a general store. Her book Meet the Austins, an American Library Association Notable Children's Book of 1960, was based on this experience.
Her science fantasy classic A Wrinkle in Time was awarded the 1963 Newbery Medal. Two companion novels, A Wind in the Door and A Swiftly Tilting Planet (a Newbery Honor book), complete what has come to be known as The Time Trilogy, a series that continues to grow in popularity with a new generation of readers. Her 1980 book A Ring of Endless Light won the Newbery Honor. LEngle passed away in 2007 in Litchfield, Connecticut.

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crowyhead, July 22, 2008 (view all comments by crowyhead)
A re-read from my childhood, and the sequel to A Wrinkle in Time. My main memory of this book from before was a sort of confused jumble of metaphysics and fantasy science. This was a fairly accurate recollection, although I think I "got" it more thoroughly this time. While it's a beautiful novel, I think in some ways it's one of the weaker books in the series, because so much of the action is abstract and hard to grasp. Also, Meg's stubborness and impatience is even more trying in this one than in A Wrinkle in Time. Still, it's beautifully written, and some of the images and ideas have stuck with me for almost two decades, so that definitely says something. I plan on re-reading A Swiftly Tilting Planet very soon; if I remember correctly, A Wind in the Door DOES create a very strong bridge between A Wrinkle in Time and A Swiftly Tilting Planet.
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L'engle, Madeleine
Square Fish
L'Engle, Madeleine
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Children s All Ages - Fiction - General
Fantasy & Magic
Brothers and sisters
Science fiction
Childrens classics
Time travel
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
A Wrinkle in Time Quintet
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Grade Level:
from 5
6.86 x 4.23 x 0.64 in
Age Level:
from 11 up to 16

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