[Epub] ↠ A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1) Author Madeleine L'Engle – Avshao.info

A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1) 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 StrangerWild Nights Are My Glory, The Unearthly Stranger Told Them I Just Got Caught In A Downdraft And Blown Off Course Let Me Be On My Way Speaking Of Way, By The Way, There Is Such A Thing As A Tesseract.Meg S Father Had Been Experimenting With This Fifth Dimension Of Time Travel When He Mysteriously Disappeared Now The Time Has Come For Meg, Her Friend Calvin, And Charles Wallace To Rescue Him But Can They Outwit The Forces Of Evil They Will Encounter On Their Heart Stopping Journey Through Space 3.5 5 First, understand that I am editing this review after several outraged responses I knew that Wrinkle was considered to be a classic, but I was unaware that it was considered a Beloved Classic Beyond Criticism I read this in grade school and just REread it aloud, to my daughter I didn t have a clear memory of it, though I remember that I loved the way it started Now I realize why I forgot so much of it I STILL love the first 3 chapters, and dislike the rest But since some of you found an First, understand that I am editing this review after several outraged responses I knew that Wrinkle was considered to be a cla 3.5 What a fun weird little story The story takes about 100 pages of tedious, banal dialogue, to get to the point where you are told that this is a battle against Evil, and all you need is love But everything is so oversimplified, so sketchy everything is reduced to big words, like IT, and evil This IT, also called the Dark Thing, is striving to create a communist type society where everyone conforms, down to the little children who bounce their balls in uniform rhythms and who live in cutter box houses I liked Meg in the be The story takes about 100 pages of tedious, banal dialogue, to get to the point where you are told that this is a battle against Evil, and all you need is love But everything is so oversimplified, so sketchy everything is reduced to big words, like IT, and evil This IT, also called the Dark Thing, is striving to create a communist type society where everyone conforms, down to the little children who bounce their balls in uniform rhythms and who live in cutter box houses I liked Meg in the beginning, she was a believable character, filled with her own problems, and I really wanted for th Am I the first living 64 year old who had never read this book until now March, 2017 that is Random Thoughts I was surprised to discover this story was about a little GIRL not a WIZARD.I wassurprised that Meg, 13 years old, had three other siblings two twin brothers, Sandy and Dennys, and a younger brother, Charles Wallace Murray, who is a child prodigy..with parents who were scientist THERE IS A REAL FAMILY WITH REAL PEOPLE in this book NOT SURE WHY THIS SUR Am I the first living 64 year old who had never read this book until now March, 2017 that is Random Thoughts I was surprised to discover this story was about a little GIRL not a WIZARD.I wassurprised that Meg, 13 years old, had three other siblings two twin brothers, Sandy and Denny Thirteen year old Meg Murry s house is visited, on a dark and stormy night by a mysterious stranger named Mrs Whatsit who says, Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract Tesseract refers to confidential scientific work Meg s father conducted for the government before he went missing several years prior On the following day, Meg accompanies her little brother to Mrs Whatsit s house and finds herself unexpectedly swept away on an intergalactic adventure with hope o Thirteen year I have one general, self imposed rule about reviewing on this site I write about the books I ve read in the order I ve finished them By that logic, I should be cobbling together my reaction to Hunger right now but I am so taken by this childhood staple that there s no room in my brain for anything other than uncontrollable glee over this book that another Madeleine has given to the world I never read this book as a kid I didn t read it as a teenager or a college student I read it for the fi I have one g So 41 of my goodreads friends have read A Wrinkle in Time, but I never picked up the book until these past few weeks I m not sure how this novel and I slipped past each other in my youth I m guessing that since the main character was a girl I wasn t that interested in middle school and when I grew older the science fiction elements didn t appear strong enough to snag my interest Oh well Last weekend I bought A Wrinkle in Time at a Borders near the Seattle airport I wanted the novel to get m So 41 of my goodreads friends have read A Wrinkle in Time, but I never picked up the book until these past few weeks I m not sure how this novel and I slipped past each other in my youth I m guessing that since the main character was a girl I wasn t that interested in middle school and when I grew older the science fiction elements didn t appear strong enough to snag my interest Oh well Last weekend I bought A Wrinkle in Time at a Borders near the Seattle airport I wanted the novel to get me through the grueling twelve hour journey whoo, flight delays and pre dawn connecting flights home, and I thank Ms L Engle for the perfect story for early hour near hallucinatory reading in the middle of the Min Later note Had discussion with author about this book and why it means so much to so many people specifically women Also read excellent NYTimes piece about the fiftieth anniversary Some books are powerful for their readers because of their context in this case, the utter lack in popular kid s literature of 1962 of characters like Meg real girls, who cared about atypical subjects like math, who were unashamed to be other than pink wearing cheerleaders To find a powerful role model in a nove Later note Had discussion with author about this book and why it means so much to so many people specifically women Also read excellent NYTimes piece about the fiftieth anniversary Some books are powerful for their readers because of their context in this case, the utter lack in popular kid s literature of 1962 of characters like Meg real girls, who cared about atypical subjects like math, who were unashamed to be other than pink wearing cheerleaders To find a powerful role model in a novel must be a wonderful thing, especially for bookish girls And maybe it makes sense that as a boy in the seventies, I missed that entirely Still, reread


About the Author: Madeleine L'Engle

Madeleine L Engle was an American writer best known for her young adult fiction, particularly the Newbery Medal winning A Wrinkle in Time and its sequels A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, and Many Waters Her works reflect her strong interest in modern science tesseracts, for example, are featured prominently in A Wrinkle in Time, mitochondrial DNA in A Wind in the Door, organ regener Madeleine L Engle was an American writer best known for her young adult fiction, particularly the Newbery Medal winning A Wrinkle in Time and its sequels A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, and Many Waters Her works reflect her strong interest in modern science tesseracts, for example, are featured prominently in A Wrinkle in Time, mitochondrial DNA in A Wind in the Door, organ regeneration in The Arm of the Starfish, and so forth Madeleine was born on November 29th, 1918, and spent her formative years in New York City Instead of her school work, she found that she would much rather be writing stories, poems and journals for herself, which was reflected in her grades not the best However, she was not discouraged.At age 12, she moved to the French Alps with her parents and went to an English boarding school where, thankfully, her passion for writing continued to grow She flourished during her high school years back in the United States at Ashley Hall in Charleston, South Carolina, vacationing with her mother in a rambling old beach cottage on a beautiful stretch of Florida beach.She went to Smith College and studied English with some wonderful teachers as she read the classics and continued her own creative writing She graduated with honors and moved into a Greenwich Village apartment in New York She worked in the theater, where Equity union pay and a flexible schedule afforded her the time to write She published her first two novels during these years A Small Rain and Ilsa before meeting Hugh Franklin, her future husband, when she was an understudy in Anton Chekov s The Cherry Orchard They married during The Joyous Season.She had a baby girl and kept on writing, eventually moving to Connecticut to raise the family away from the city in a small dairy farm village withcows than people They bought a dead general store, and brought it to life for 9 years They moved back to the city with three children, and Hugh revitalized his professional acting career The family has kept the country house, Crosswicks, and continues to spend summers there.As the years passed and the children grew, Madeleine continued to write and Hugh to act, and they to enjoy each other and life Madeleine began her association with the Cathedral Church of St John the Divine, where she has been the librarian and maintained an office forthan thirty years After Hugh s death in 1986, it was her writing and lecturing that kept her going She has now lived through the 20th century and into the 21st and has written over 60 books and keeps writing She enjoys being with her friends, her children, her grandchildren, and her great grandchildren 2007 Crosswicks, Ltd Madeleine L Engle, President


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