A Wrinkle in Time

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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.”

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3 thoughts on “A Wrinkle in Time

  1. I’ve never read this book, but I’ve only heard good things about it. One day I’ll have to make a point to read it. Your description makes it sound interesting. 🙂

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  2. I have an audio book version of “A Wrinkle In Time” that I sometimes use as a read aloud while projecting the text onto the screen. (I like having my kids both hear readers other than me and also to see that there is value in audio books – especially with 98% of my students being ELL.)

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  3. Oh! I got this book out of the library when I was young, and loved it so much that when I took it back I waited until they put it back on the shelf and took it out again. It didn’t go back to the library for years. My son had Captain Underpants, but it did lead to him being a great lover of books. He still is, aged 23. And wants to write. ~Liz http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com

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