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. A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal.
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Meg Murry is a strange, awkward and furious girl who’s always in trouble at school. Instead of homework, she’s preoccupied with her enigmatic little brother and her missing scientist father. When three witches take Meg travelling through space-time to find him, it’s a momentous journey for both her and us. A Wrinkle in Time was many young readers’ introduction to science fiction—Madeleine L’Engle mixes magic and awe with sophisticated moral and emotional themes. Using wit and love to save the world from dark forces, Meg is a ‘60s-era heroine we need just as much right now.
Hope Davis narrates this engaging new audio production of L'Engle's classic novel. When the troubled and underachieving Meg Murry's physicist father goes missing, Meg along with her younger brother, Charles, and friend Calvin warps across the universe in an attempt to find him. The trio is aided by three angels, Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who, and Mrs Which, who use Dr. Murray's mysterious tesseract project to whisk the children through space and time. Davis delivers pitch-perfect narration that captures the spirit of the author's prose. She also creates distinct voices for the book's many characters, most notably the petulant Meg and enthusiastic Calvin. Listeners are in for a real treat and longtime L'Engle fans will delight in Davis's outstanding performance, which breathes new life into this acclaimed fantasy title. Ages 10 up.
As good as then
I read this when I was in the fourth grade in 1964 and picked it up again recently. It's a wonderful book full of life lessons for all ages.
Finished reading it in school yesterday. It was awesome, I was hooked the whole time.
Definitely recommend it.
One of my all-time favorites!
This is one of the books that got me hooked on reading as a child. I remember it was a book we read in class but I had already read it several times before that. Now that I'm 31, I still find myself thinking about this book on a regular basis. I highly recommend this for kids of all ages.