Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 28. Chapters: A Wrinkle in Time, The Moon by Night, A Ring of Endless Light, AMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 28. Chapters: A Wrinkle in Time, The Moon by Night, A Ring of Endless Light, A Wind in the Door, An Acceptable Time, The Small Rain, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, The Arm of the Starfish, A Severed Wasp, The Young Unicorns, A House Like a Lotus, Meet the Austins, A Live Coal in the Sea, Ilsa, Dragons in the Waters, Troubling a Star, Camilla Dickinson, And Both Were Young.
Excerpt: A Wrinkle in Time is a science fantasy novel by Madeleine LEngle, first published in 1962. The story revolves around a young girl whose father, a government scientist, has gone missing after working on a mysterious project called a tesseract. The book won a Newbery Medal, Sequoyah Book Award, and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and was runner-up for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. It is the first in LEngles series of books about the Murry and OKeefe families. Meg Murrys classmates and teachers see her as a troublesome student.
Her family knows that she is emotionally immature but also see her as capable of great things. The family includes her pretty scientist mother- her mysteriously absent scientist father- her 10-year-old twin brothers, the athletic Sandy and Dennys- and her five year-old brother Charles Wallace Murry, a super-genius. The book begins with the line It was a dark and stormy night, an allusion to the opening words in Edward George Bulwer-Lyttons 1830 novel Paul Clifford.
During that stormy night the Murrys are visited by an eccentric old woman named Mrs. Whatsit, who has previously made the acquaintance of Charles Wallace. After drying her feet and having a snack with Charles, Meg, and their mother, Mrs. Whatsit tells an already perplexed Mrs.
Murry that there is such a thing as a tesseract, which causes her to almost faint. The next morning, Meg discovers the term refers to a scientifi...