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A Wind in the Door

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ISBN13: 9780440487616
ISBN10: 0440487617
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  1. Members of the Murry family learn important lessons when they encounter evil forces. Identify the conflict in A Wind in the Door and discuss the overall theme of good vs. evil. How are these conflicts resolved? What does each Murry child learn about the power of love?

  2. In A Wind in the Door, Charles Wallace is tormented by his classmates. Meg says, "It's not right in the United States of America that a little kid shouldn't be safe in school." Discuss the safety issues facing public schools today, for example bullying, weapons, gangs, etc. How are these issues considered "evil" forces?

  3. In Europe, dragons are portrayed as ferocious beasts. In Asia, they are considered friendly. How are Charles Wallace's dragons portrayed in A Wind in the Door? Find stories about dragons from different parts of the world and share the various ways the dragons are portrayed. What do these stories reveal about the different cultures of the world?

Ideas prepared by Elizabeth A. Poe, associate professor of English, Radford University, Radford, VA, and by Pat Scales, library media specialist, Greenville Middle School, Greenville, SC.

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Waney, December 29, 2012 (view all comments by Waney)
This book was great. It joins the same crew; Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin, and throws in some new adventurers including dragons. Now, any book that starts off with dragons, is probably going to be a winner in my book. But this time, they are not rescuing their father, or the universe itself (although that could be suggested in a round-about way), but they are trying to save cute Charles Wallace, my fav. I won't really go into the details, but it's good.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440487616
Author:
Lengle, Madeleine
Publisher:
Random House
Introduction:
L'Engle, Madeleine
Author:
L'Engle, Madeleine
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Commemorative ed.
Series:
Yearling Book
Series Volume:
108-6
Publication Date:
March 1974
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.80x5.10x.59 in. .35 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 240 pages Yearling Books - English 9780440487616 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Through a day and night of terror, the forces of good and evil fight for thelife of a boy and the ultimate salvation of mankind. Mrs. L'Engle proves onceagain that she is a fine and sensitive teller of tales." Publishers Weekly
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