A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

Large Print - 2017
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Thirteen-year-old Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin are guided by unearthly strangers as they go on a journey through space and time to search for Meg's and Charles' scientist father who disappeared while experimenting with a new form of space travel.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©1962
ISBN: 9781410499202
Branch Call Number: J L'Eng L.P.
Characteristics: 271 pages (large print) : illustration, genealogical table ; 23 cm.
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Nov 01, 2019

Coen Level M

Sep 12, 2019

AR Quiz No. 150 EN Fiction
 IL: MG - BL: 4.7 - AR Pts: 7.0

ArapahoeMarcia Jul 10, 2019

A wonderful, magical story about good & evil, love & courage. A Newbery Medal winner!

Jul 02, 2019

I did not enjoy this book because all the facts were all jumbled up. It was really confusing and just kind of weird.

Mar 13, 2019

An exciting storyline and many interesting celestial creatures make this story great fun to read. It has relatable young characters whose adventure helps them develop self-confidence and realize their full potential, a hallmark of classic children's literature.
I loved how the setting constantly shifted between unique planets, allowing the children to learn more about the universe and the mystery of their father's disappearance.
L'Engle demonstrated terrific character development through the protagonist, Meg Murry. She was very self critical in the beginning, believing she was unable to be happy and successful without her father's guidance. Her confidence was restored however, when she realised that she is the only one who can save her brother. In the end, Meg knows that she can be the change that she wants to see, and she doesn't have to rely on others.
Overall, I thought A Wrinkle in Time was a perfect mix of fantasy and science fiction, had very complex and real-feeling characters, beautifully descriptive imagery, and a theme important to all young children. 5/5 Stars. @outdoorsman14 of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

It was a ridiculously dull, boring book and I’ll simply never understand it’s hype. The fact that ‘Disney’, the number one ruin of most popular books, had a movie made based on it should already raise red flags. Meg the protagonist is extremely annoying; she literally gasps and cries about everything, after about 10 minutes I got tired of her and her antics. At first she actually seemed likeable, but then my hope fizzled out halfway through the book. Her friend Calvin is also equally irritating and at one point while reading the story I found my self really rooting for the ‘evil’ (the villain.) The so called ‘evil’ made absolutely no sense whatsoever and could have been written better but oh well. 2/5 Stars. @Bloop of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Feb 24, 2019

Great book. Want to read the next one.

Feb 09, 2019

When I picked up "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle, it was little more than a title I had heard around. Being from 1960, I knew of it growing up, but I never knew anything about it. Now reading it as an adult has been a treat. The narrative is powerful and curious. The characters are vibrant. The evil power "It" is chilling and dangerous. I'm so glad I finally got to this prolific book!

Dec 18, 2018

This is wonderful tale of children time travelling to save their father.

Nov 08, 2018

I did not enjoy this book as much as I anticipated. I liked the author's thought in this book but I think the book was ahead of its time and seemed too complex to be a children's book. I liked the characters, especially Meg due to her love of mathematics and science. I disliked the other characters because they seemed irrelevant to the plot (unlike Meg). The plot was well-organized yet difficult to follow. It almost seemed the author was putting too much information into a fairly small amount of words. I would only recommend this book for people who are able to comprehend a wide variety of words. I gave this book a 7/10 because of the author's inability to explain complex things simplistically, but it overall was still a decent read.

Aug 27, 2018

I read this book in 6th grade and it continues today to be one of my favorite books!

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Nov 15, 2018

L'enge Madeleine

Jul 21, 2015

“Believing takes practice.”

Jun 19, 2015

Faith is the Sister of Justice

burgundy_fox_48 Mar 17, 2015

Like and equal are entirely different things! --Meg to IT/Charles Wallace

Violet_Horse_189 Jun 15, 2014

"The foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling , brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called, but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the things which are mighty. And base things of the world, and things which despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are."

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Mar 14, 2017

One night, a mysterious stranger arrives at the Murry household. Meg and her little brother Charles Wallace quickly become involved, and with the help of Calvin O'Keefe they assist three women to help a planet taken over by an evil consciousness called IT, which seeks to erase all uniqueness. Along the way Meg finds secrets about her father, love, and being who you are.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 05, 2012

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.

lms Mar 17, 2008

Meg and Charles Wallace set out with their friend Calvin in a search for their father. His top secret job as a physicist for the government has taken him away and the children search through time and space top find him. ( Novelist Review)


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