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A wrinkle in time
2007
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Characters
Meg Murry (Girl), Student, Dull witted; father has run off and left her scientist mother; goes on a journey to find her father and bring him back
Charles Wallace (Boy), Student, Younger brother of Meg; goes on the quest with his sister
Genre
Fiction
Science fiction
Fantasy
Juvenile
Topics
Fathers
Journeys
Siblings
Good vs. evil
Brothers and sisters
Abandonment
Emotions
Friendship
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  Publishers Weekly Review

L'Engle's Newbery Medal-winning 1962 novel of good, evil, and quantum physics gets a stellar (no pun intended) graphic novel treatment from Eisner-winner Larson (Mercury). Larson's loose, modern drawing style focuses on the characters, largely omitting backgrounds and leaving readers room to add their own imagination. Meg Murry looks every bit as gawky and uncomfortable in her own skin as she feels, and Larson also plays up Charles Wallace's specialness and strangeness, giving him large, haunted eyes that seem to see things his other family members cannot. The b&w art, highlighted with Wedgwood blue, effectively accents the children's sense of alienation, but limits some critical storytelling elements (like a villain's red eyes) after Meg, Charles Wallace, and their neighbor Calvin are whisked across time and space on a mission to rescue Dr. Murry from an evil force that threatens the universe. While fans may miss L'Engle's detailed and evocative prose, her original dialogue, combined with Larson's deft interpretation, will remind them of their first reading, while simultaneously bringing a seminal classic to a new generation. Ages 10-up. Agent: Edward Necarsulmer IV, McIntosh & Otis. (Oct.)? (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Summary
<p> Madeleine L''Engle''s ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, soon to be a major motion picture. </p> <p>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.</p> <p>"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."</p> <p>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.</p> <p> A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It is the first book in The Time Quintet, which consists of A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters , and An Acceptable Time .</p> <p> A Wrinkle in Time is soon to be a movie from Disney, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling.</p> <p>This title has Common Core connections.</p> <p> Praise for A Wrinkle in Time : </p> <p>" A Wrinkle in Time is one of my favorite books of all time. I''ve read it so often, I know it by heart. Meg Murry was my hero growing up. I wanted glasses and braces and my parents to stick me in an attic bedroom. And I so wanted to save Charles Wallace from IT." --Meg Cabot</p> <p>"A book that every young person should read, a book that provides a road map for seeking knowledge and compassion even at the worst of times, a book to make the world a better place." --Cory Doctorow</p> <p>"[L''Engle''s] work is one of the things that made me a writer, a science fiction and fantasy fan, an avid reader. Hers were the first books I read that mixed math and magic, the quest and the quantum." --Scott Westerfeld</p> <p>" A Wrinkle in Time taught me that you can tackle even the deepest and most slippery concepts of physics and philosophy in fiction for young readers. It''s a great lesson for all writers, and a tough tesseract to follow." --David Lubar</p> <p>"A coming of age fantasy story that sympathizes with typical teen girl awkwardness and insecurity, highlighting courage, resourcefulness and the importance of famiyl ties as key to overcoming them." --Carol Platt Liebau, author, in the New York Post </p> <p>"An exhilarating experience." -- Kirkus Reviews </p> <p>"This imaginative book will be read for a long time into the future." -- Children''s Literature </p> <p> Books by Madeleine L''Engle <br> <br> A Wrinkle in Time Quintet <br> A Wrinkle in Time <br> A Wind in the Door <br> A Swiftly Tilting Planet <br> Many Waters <br> An Acceptable Time </p> <p> A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L''Engle; adapted & illustrated by Hope Larson: A graphic novel adaptation of Madeleine L''Engle''s ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic.</p> <p> Intergalactic P.S. 3 by Madeleine L''Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson: Visit the world of A Wrinkle in Time in this standalone story!</p> <p> The Austin Family Chronicles <br> Meet the Austins (Volume 1)<br> The Moon by Night (Volume 2)<br> The Young Unicorns (Volume 3)<br> A Ring of Endless Light (Volume 4) A Newbery Honor book!<br> Troubling a Star (Volume 5)</p> <p> The Polly O''Keefe books <br> The Arm of the Starfish <br> Dragons in the Waters <br> A House Like a Lotus <br> <br> And Both Were Young <br> <br> Camilla <br> <br> The Joys of Love </p>
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