A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

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Caroline Lawrence, July 2012 Guest Editor: "When I was in fourth grade, (Year 4), our teacher Mrs. Eckhardt would give us each a eucalyptus drop (hard candy) and read us this existential sci-fi classic out loud for the last fifteen minutes of the day. This is a story where the fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of a few geeky kids. I remember being enthralled, terrified, amazed and transported. What a teacher! What a book!"

Also chosen by November 2011 Guest Editor Steve Cole: "A year before 'Doctor Who' first aired on our screens this lively and satisfying fantasy gave us Mrs Who, the original mysterious alien to travel the universe with a clutch of humans. She's one of three immortal entities (together with Mrs Which and Mrs Whatsit) embroiled in a long struggle against the evil Black Thing, a cosmic cloud of darkness. Three human children are recruited to join the battle, traversing the universe via wrinkles in space-time. Compelling and profound, the aliens and strange worlds they encounter still evoke awe and wonder in this reader."

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. This brilliant Space fantasy explores time, place, age. energy, intelligence, in a thrilling story in which children use their normal (and. in one case, supernormal) powers in order to rescue their father from a pocket in time.


A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Chosen by Caroline Lawrence, July 2012 Guest Editor. 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.

About the Author

Madeleine L'Engle lives in New York and is the author of several books for young people and adults.

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288 pages
Interest Age: From 9


Madeleine L'Engle
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Puffin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd July 2014




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