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A Wrinkle in Time 50th Anniversary Edition

A Wrinkle in Time

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Author: Madeleine L'Engle

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1963 Newbery Medal Winner! It was a dark and stormy night. 13-year-old Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and their mother have their midnight interrupted by the arrival of the very odd stranger. "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly Mrs. Whatsit tells them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course... By the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract."

A tesseract is a way to travel instantly through space or time. Mrs. Whatsit and her equally strange and wonderous companions Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which explain to Meg, Charles Wallace, and their new friend, Calvin O’Keefe, that Meg’s father had been experimenting with a tesseract when he disappeared 5 years ago. Dr. Murray accidentally tessered himself to another world where he is being held captive by IT — a malevolent intelligence determined to force all others to its will. Now it’s up to Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin to risk a journey across space to save Dr. Murray. But how can Meg, with all her weaknesses, find the strength to stand up to IT? 

Your young readers will love Meg’s struggle to figure out who she is and where she belongs, even as they discover with her that sometimes just being who you are is the best thing you can do. Ages 10 and up. 203pp.

This special on has been redesigned and includes an introduction by Katherine Paterson, an afterword by Madeleine L’Engle’s granddaughter Charlotte Jones Voiklis that includes photographs and memorabilia, the author’s Newbery Medal acceptance speech, and other bonus materials.