Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quintet), A

Madeleine L'Engle
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."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."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. A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal.


Reviewed: 2017-09-15
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Reviewed: 2016-09-26

After reading A Wrinkle in Time it is obvious why this book won the Newbery Medal. This story is not only exciting and entertaining, it also teaches young readers good lessons. This story follows 3 young people, Meg Murry her brother Charles and her friend Calvin through time and space as they go and rescue Meg’s father who is also a scientist. This story teaches readers about individuality through the main character Meg Murry who is not the “typical” girl character we are used to reading about. This story teaches readers about the characteristics of friendship and courage. The science fiction genre also helps readers open their mind and imagination to new ideas.

As a future Elementary teacher I thought about what age group would work best with this novel. I think this science fiction novel is perfect for students who are in fifth grade getting ready to transition into middle school or for students who are already in middle school. In my classroom I would use this story in different ways. This novel can first be used to learn about characters and how characters are developed throughout a novel. This story can also be used to learn about setting. You can compare the setting of the real world and the “wrinkle” in time and space and you can also compare the setting in a science fiction text with the world today. I also think this book is a good coming of age story that teaches individuality and being different which is important for students to learn and understand.

Reviewed: 2016-07-05
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