A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle has been a favorite since I was in grade school. I am not sure when I first came across this book. I am guessing it was during my science fiction phase. I so love this book with Meg and Caleb, the twins and of course Charles Wallace. In my opinion, we need more books like this for kids to read and fewer Captain Underpants books. Let’s get our kids reading right away, let’s give them good literature to read and keep them interested.
From Amazon “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.”