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|Father is missing. His top secret job as a physicist for the government has taken him away, but where? Meg and her younger brother, Charles, set out with their friend Calvin on an exciting adventure through time and space to search for him. A classic Newbery Medal-winning title. Unabridged. 5 CDs.|
This special edition of A Wrinkle in Timeincludes a new essay that explores the science behind the fantasy.Rediscover one of the most beloved children's books of all time: A Wrinkle in Timeby Madeleine L'Engle:Meg Murray, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. He claims to have been blown off course, and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a "tesseract," which, if you didn't know, is a wrinkle in time. Meg's father had been experimenting with time-travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin outwit the forces of evil as they search through space for their father? From the Trade Paperback edition.
|Publisher||Random House Audio Publishing Group|
|Grade From||Fifth Grade|
|Read by||Hope Davis|
|1998 marks is the 35th anniversary of A Wrinkle in Timeby Madeleine L'Engle. To celebrate, Bantam Doubleday Dell is publishing two wonderful new editions of L'Engle's Time Quartet, including A Wrinkle in Time; A Wind in The Door; A Swiftly Tilting Planet;and Many Waters. In both the new digest and the mass market editions, each title includes a new introduction by the author. Covers of the digest editions are illustrated by Caldecott Honor illustrator Peter SÝs, and the mass market edition covers are illustrated by renowned science fiction and fantasy illustrator Cliff Nielsen. From the Paperback edition.|
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"A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle is a truly great classic children's book and one of the best chapter books of the 20th century. Its literature awards include Newbery medal. The main characters of the story are three children: Meg Murray, her brilliant younger brother Charles Wallace, and her friend Calvin. They travel through time and space to rescue Meg's father, who is held prisoner by dark forces on the planet of Camazotz. "A Wrinkle in Time" is a good read aloud book. Children in 4th grade through 7th grade can learn about the battle between good and evil and the power of love from this science fiction and fantasy book.
A Wrinkle in Time is a story intended for children, particularly, young teens or pre-teens. It is part coming-of-age, part save-the world where three children “tesser” to another place in time in search of a scientist, who is father to two of the children. The story is full of lessons about accepting one’s shortcomings and differences, while expounding upon your own strengths. It interweaves biblical teachings and scripture, though not so often as to be off-putting to those who avoid preaching disguised as literature.
The story qualifies as fantasy literature, though may also be cross-classified as sci-fi, due to space- and time-travel. There are three pseudo-witches, who are really fallen stars acting as guardian angles over the time-traveling children. One assumes a centaur-like body in order to fly the children to a mountain on another planet, in order to view the “Black Thing” which is a symbol of evil that must be fought throughout the story. Hence, the “good versus evil” theme is present throughout the tale.
Our least-likely savior, a teenaged under-achiever with a bad attitude, ends up as our hero, having saved both her father and her little brother (himself a brainiac genius) from IT, who lives to serve the Black Thing. Her power over evil is nothing more or less than the love she has for her family, which leaves the reader with a heartwarming moral: “love conquers all.”
I think this is a fine story to share with pre-teen children, as that’s a time when self-acceptance is crucial, but often difficult. A young person can learn from these characters that it is okay to be different and, in fact, sometimes it’s a preferable state. Fantasy is an excellent vehicle in which to convey these points to a young mind.
This is a great childrens story for a more mature child of perhaps eight or nine, and onward, depending on maturity and reading skills. There is a bit of fantasy interwoven with scientific type concepts about the warped nature of space-time. A tesseract is introduced and woven into the "time travel" concept, within this tale of intrigue and adventure.
The ideas captivate the childs minds-eye and they will not likely want to stop reading, once the book is in hand, if they enjoy a good book. Madeline L'Engle is a fine storyteller and I personally read this as a child, (so i suppose it's now considered a classic~ like myself) and I enjoyed it so much that I am buying it for my daughter, who is a most excellant reader and who has just reached that gentle plateau of eight years old, (and so much more) and is reading and really appears to be totally enjoying books of this kind such as the Spiderwick Chronicles, and Bruce Coville's Unicorn Chronicles.
I have a 7 year old daughter who is a very advanced reader, so I have to pre-read most of her books for content. A Wrinkle in Time was a wonderful story about a gifted young girl and her younger brother who have to find their father who is missing, throughout the book the author quotes philosophers and the Bible. I enjoyed the book so much I read the whole thing, and of course had no problem with my daughter reading it.
A wrinkle in Time was one of my favorite books as a child. As a parent, I bought the book to share with my own children who are at reading age now. We've begun reading it together which makes for a fun and fictional new world to explore with them! The book is written in such a way that any child with an imagination would find fun and drama in it. Although I do stress it is purely fictional, the possibilites of the science side of it will bring loads of questions from your children as it does mine, which in turn opens up an eagerness to learn more about science, astronomy and it's studies! All in all, it's been a great and fun adventure for each of us!