A Wrinkle in Time (B&N Exclusive Edition) Movie Tie-In Edition

A Wrinkle in Time (B&N Exclusive Edition) Movie Tie-In Edition

by Madeleine L'Engle

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Overview

Winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal and a beloved classic, now a major motion picture—read the book that started it all!

Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (one of the most popular boys in school) journey through time and space in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem. What's a tesseract? It's a wrinkle in time—but to say any more about the subject would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Madeleine L'Engle's unusual and enchanting book.

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.

A Wrinkle in Time is a 2018 major motion picture from Disney, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling.

This title has Common Core connections.

Praise for A Wrinkle in Time:

"One of America’s most beloved stories." —Andrew Liptak in Kirkus

“A coming of age fantasy story that sympathizes with typical teen girl awkwardness and insecurity, highlighting courage, resourcefulness and the importance of family ties as key to overcoming them.” —Carol Platt Liebau, author, in the New York Post

“An exhilarating experience.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This imaginative book will be read for a long time into the future.” —Children's Literature

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

“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

“[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

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250185792
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Series: Time Quintet Series , #1
Edition description: Movie Tie-in Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 107,031
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007) was the Newbery Medal-winning author of more than 60 books, including the much-loved A Wrinkle in Time. Born in 1918, L'Engle grew up in New York City, Switzerland, South Carolina and Massachusetts. Her father was a reporter and her mother had studied to be a pianist, and their house was always full of musicians and theater people. L'Engle graduated cum laude from Smith College, then returned to New York to work in the theater. While touring with a play, she wrote her first book, The Small Rain, originally published in 1945. She met her future husband, Hugh Franklin, when they both appeared in The Cherry Orchard. Upon becoming Mrs. Franklin, L'Engle gave up the stage in favor of the typewriter. In the years her three children were growing up, she wrote four more novels. Hugh Franklin temporarily retired from the theater, and the family moved to western Connecticut and for ten years ran a general store. Her book Meet the Austins, an American Library Association Notable Children's Book of 1960, was based on this experience. Her science fantasy classic A Wrinkle in Time was awarded the 1963 Newbery Medal. Two companion novels, A Wind in the Door and A Swiftly Tilting Planet (a Newbery Honor book), complete what has come to be known as The Time Trilogy, a series that continues to grow in popularity with a new generation of readers. Her 1980 book A Ring of Endless Light won the Newbery Honor. L'Engle passed away in 2007 in Litchfield, Connecticut.

Date of Birth:

January 12, 1918

Date of Death:

September 6, 2007

Place of Birth:

New York, NY

Place of Death:

Litchfield, CT

Education:

Smith College, 1941

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A Wrinkle in Time Movie Tie-In Edition 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Madeleine L'Enge knows how to put in detail. She inspires me to write. That's how writers should do it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think who likes adventure and suspense should read this book.
Book_and_recipe_Examiner More than 1 year ago
Meg is hot-tempered and awkward at school. The only person who seems to really understand her is her odd youngest brother, Charles Wallace. He is exceptionally intelligent and eloquent for his age, but then, both of their parents are brilliant physicists. His father, however, Charles Wallace has never met. Sent away on a government program doing no one knows exactly what, Dr. Murry has been gone for many years, and most people whisper that he abandoned their family. But one dark and stormy night, a visitor appears at the family’s door, a haggard woman named Mrs Whatsit, dressed in very eccentric clothing, who has already befriended Charles Wallace. She seems to be somewhat telepathic, and cryptically tells Mrs. Murry just before leaving that there is indeed such a thing as a tesseract. Charles Wallace decides he and Meg must pay a visit to the haunted house a few miles down the road, where Mrs Whatsit has been hiding, along with her friends Mrs Who and Mrs Which. On the way there, they meet a boy named Calvin from Meg’s school who has the opposite problem as Meg, of forcing himself to fit in, and no one really understanding him. The three strange women inform the children that they are not from our world, that they know the Murry’s father, and that he is in desperate need of their help. They will take the trio and help them “wrinkle” across time and space onto a new planet where dark forces are in power, ones that have been trying to destroy their father. Armed with cryptic advice and their minds, the group stop at the home planet of the three women for some nourishment of their bodies and souls, before they face the most alluring terrors, and seek out Mr. Murry and how to save him and the entire planet from the shadow. Filled with humor, wisdom, and creativity, A Wrinkle in Time is for anyone who ever wondered about other planets or time travel, or any person, even adults, who was ever an awkward child, wishing their life was made for more than just “fitting in.” This book is the satisfaction of childhood dreams and curiosities, and teaches how we can all still fight the shadow, no matter our age. For chapter-by-chapter discussion questions, similar books, or a themed recipe of French Toast Cupcakes with Strawberry Jam Whipped Frosting, visit http://hub.me/alPa1
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GREAT BOOK! YOU SHOULD READ THE BOOK!
Anonymous 12 months ago
Wow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not at all like the book
al-in-chgo More than 1 year ago
A WRINKLE IN TIME was first published in 1962 and has been going strong ever since. Misfit teen Meg Murray, her genius-scary little brother Charles Wallace, and her newfound boyfriend Calvin O'Keefe, with every encouragement from three very strange ladies, set out to find Meg's father, the missing Dr. Murry, on a faraway planet reachable only through a literal "wrinkle in time," a tesseract. This innovative and occasionally challenging sci-fi novel involves teen angst, a classic search-and-rescue plot, references to universal religious spirit, and no small amount of good ol' adventure. Best read alone by kids ten and older, indeed kids of any age as I found upon my successful third reading yesterday. Highly recommended. The Murrys, O'Keefe's and their descendants went on to figure in seven more Madeleine L'Engle books, collectively called the "Kairos" series. This one is soon to be a major Disney motion picture with real-life actors, though I for one found the news that the movie dispenses with most-if-not-all religious reference highly disconcerting. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Madeleine L'Engle lived from 1918 to 2007, was born in New York City, attended Smith, but spent most of her life in rural Connecticut. She is the author of over 20 books, about half of them novels that belong to two series: this one (Murry-O'Keefe or Kairos), and the less "fantastical" Chronos series involving the Austin family. Many people find that after their first exposure to Meg and the other Murrys in WRINKLE, they want to go on to read the other seven books in Kairos as well. Let's all join hands and "tesser" our way into this captivating and intelligent fantasy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is so happy at the end when she found her father, but at the middle you could feel the excitment creeping up on you!!!