Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Book of the week ~ 21st August, 2014

 

 

A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L’Engle’s Time Quintet

By Madeleine L’Engle

 

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 Price:

Kindle Edition CDN$7.99

Paperback Edition CDN$8.54

Everyone in town thinks Meg is volatile and dull-witted and that her younger brother Charles Wallace is dumb. People are also saying that their father has run off and left their brilliant scientist mother. Spurred on by these rumors, Meg and Charles Wallace, along with their new friend Calvin, embark on a perilous quest through space to find their father. In doing so, they must travel behind the shadow of an evil power that is darkening the cosmos, one planet at a time.

Young people who have trouble finding their place in the world will connect with the “misfit” characters in this provocative story. This is no superhero tale, nor is it science fiction, although it shares elements of both. The travelers must rely on their individual and collective strengths, delving deep into their characters to find answers.

A classic since 1962, Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time is sophisticated in concept, yet warm in tone, with mystery and love coursing through its pages. Meg’s shattering yet ultimately freeing discovery that her father is not omnipotent provides a satisfying coming-of-age element. Readers will feel a sense of power as they travel with these three children, challenging concepts of time, space, and the power of good over evil. (Ages 9 to 12)

Although written in 1962, this book is still a favorite of many adults including myself who read it as a child, has continued to enchant subsequent generations of children, as well! A wonderful magical book!

Reviews:

 “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

“An exhilarating experience.” —Kirkus Reviews

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

Product Details:
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 339 KB
  • Print Length: 228 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0374386137
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (April 1 2010)
  • Sold by:Macmillan CA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004OA64H0

 

Available from www.amazon.ca

 

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