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A Wrinkle in Time


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A WRINKLE IN TIME is a classic sci-fi adventure for children by bestselling US author, Madeleine L'Engle and is now major new motion picture from Disney films. When Charles Wallace Murry goes searching through a 'wrinkle in time' for his lost father, he finds himself on an evil planet where all life is enslaved by a huge pulsating brain known as 'It'. How Charles, his sister Meg and friend Calvin find and free his father makes this a very special and exciting mixture of fantasy and science fiction, which all the way through is dominated by the funny and mysterious trio of guardian angels known as Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who and Mrs Which. Madeleine L'Engle lived in New York and wrote over 60 books for children, including A WRINKLE IN TIME, the first in her Time Quintet series and winner of the highly prestigious Newbury Medal.

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1st November '18
I read it myself (an adult)
A Wrinkle in Time 9780141354934
4 stars
This was one of my favourite books when I was a child and I borrowed it (and it's sequels) from the mobile library over and over again. I was wondering if it would stand the test of time and if I would still like it now as an adult. I still really enjoyed the beginning, the cosy nocturnal gathering in the kitchen and the arrival of an unexpected visitor gave me that happy feeling that good books do.

Meg's father has been missing for over a year and nobody seems to know what happened to him when one night a strange creature turns up and asks Meg, her litle brother Charles and their friend Calvin to come and rescue him. They have to travel through time and space to find him and overcome evil forces to have a chance but are they strong enough for the challenge?

I was impressed by how modern the book is, considering it was written in the 1960s. The main character is a strong and intelligent girl that is good at maths and socially awkward. She is braver than her companions and it is up to her to save the day in the end. Then there is her mother, who is a scientist and has a laboratory in the house.

I'm glad I rediscovered this little gem and will recommend it to my daughters as I'm recommending it to you.
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About Madeleine L'Engle

Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007) was the author of many acclaimed books for children.
Hope Larson is the author of Salamander Dream , Gray Horses , Chiggers , and Mercury . She won a 2007 Eisner Award. She lives in Los Angeles, California.


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