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A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle

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L’Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time. New York, NY: Square Fish, 2010. Print.

Annotation: Meg, with her exceptional younger brother, Charles Wallace, and new friend, Calvin, must travel through space and time to save her long lost father. Terrifying foes and strange new allies meet them along the way.


I was starting to think my father really had run out on us. I’d never have said so, of course, but I just couldn’t stand it, and everyone kept saying such horrible things. I was having a really truly terrible day, but just when it was picking up, something very odd happened. This remarkable old woman showed up at my house. My little brother, Charles, seemed to know her, but that only made her seem more strange. Now she and her two even more remarkable friends say that my brother and I, and our new friend, Calvin—of whose company I am very glad, indeed—are needed to help my father and bring him home. Of course I’ll do anything to bring him back safely, but just what is involved here? Who are these women, what kind of “darkness” are they fighting? And what’s this tesseract they keep talking about, and how did it get us to—wait, to another planet?! I don’t know what’s coming, but I’m very afraid. But for Father, maybe I can hold on to Charles and Calvin and face another wrinkle in time.


Newbery Medal

Sequoyah Book Award

Lewis Carroll Shelf Award


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