A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (1962)

As you probably know, a new film version of A Wrinkle in Time is coming to theaters March 9, 2018.  There’s still time to read the book before the movie comes out!  From the look of the movie trailers, they’ve played with the story a bit.

A Wrinkle in Time is the first book in The Time Quintet.  Ms. L’Engle’s books reflect both her strong Christian faith and her life-long interest in science.

wrinkle.jpg A Wrinkle in Time   Meg Murry’s scientist father has been missing for over a year.  Suddenly a time-traveler appears  assuring Meg’s family that Dr. Murry is still alive.  But a dangerous trip through the “winkle in time” will have to be made to find him — and to save the universe from the Dark Thing.  Adventure and danger await Meg, her younger brother Charles Wallace and their friend Calvin as they enter the previously undiscovered Fifth Dimension!  A Wrinkle in Time is the hands-down favorite novel of millions of readers!  This Newbery Winner was rejected by publishers more than 30 times!  Middle Grade Reading Level, 256 pages, published in 1962.  

wind.jpg A Wind in the Door  C. W. (Charles Wallace) is ill, and time travelers reveal that restoring his health affects the entire universe.  Can Meg, Calvin and Mr. Jenkins (the school principal) restore balance to the universe by saving C.W.’s life?  Middle Grade Reading Level, 245 pages, published in 1973.





A Swiftly Tilting Planet   C.W. is now 15 and Meg is married and expecting her first baby.  Meg and C.W. use all their special abilities to save the earth from the evil dictator, Madog Banzillo.  Middle Grade Reading Level, 320 pages, published in 1978.





waters.jpg Many Waters   Find out what happens when Sandy and Dennys Murry (twins) interrupt their father’s experiment and unexpectedly travel back to the time of Noah?  Middle Grade Reading Level, 368 pages, published in 1986.





time.jpg An Acceptable Time (1989) Polly O’Keefe is visiting her maternal grandparents, when she comes across druids who lived 3000 years ago.  Many of the characters and storylines from the previous books emerge for a final appearance and an unsettling conclusion. Middle Grade Reading Level, 384 pages, published in 1989. 






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Are you looking for Children’s and Young Adult books that have stood the test of time? I have a master of list of over 600 titles to share. I’m an English major, mother of five and homeschooler for 15 years. My purpose with this blog is to share forgotten favorites that most parents today have never heard of, but are so worth reading! I hope you’ll join with me as I share the best that Youth Literature has to offer.
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