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  • Published: New York, NY : Dell, 1976, c1962.
  • Year Published: 1962
  • Description: 198 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 740

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0312367554 (pbk.)
  • 0965846844 (pbk.) :
  • 0881030600 :
  • 0374386137 :



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A wrinkle in time

by L'Engle, Madeleine.

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Where To Find It

Call number: Y Fiction / L'Engle, Madeleine, R Newbery Medal 1963

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Traverwood Youth

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Youth level.

Community Reviews

A Wrinkle In Time

This is a classic kids' book. Meg travels through space with her little brother and friend to find her father.

A classic

For a kid who likes fantasy, this is a great read. It can be confusing, but is filled with thought provoking ideas. It is worth reading again as an adult.

Better than I remember

I read this book as a child and recently re-read it as an adult. It's even better than I remember.

Out of this World

Like most good fantasy/science fiction this story looks at things we deal with (love, conformity, being different, growing up) from an outside perspective. Also some funny scenes.

A great read

This book at times can be a little confusing. While I think that's part of it's overall charm, some people don't like it. However I think that this is a great book that actually makes you think. The ideas expressed in this book can change the way you look at the world.

Great Book

I read this book in third grade for a book report, and have loved it ever since. I suggest it be reread as you get older, as there are some interesting ideas to think about. I also recommend reading the entire series, they are all fantastic. My favorite however, is A Wrinkle in Time.

Sci-fi Christian allegory for kids

Meg is an awkward adolescent who does poorly in school, doesn't get along with her classmates, and especially doesn't get along with her principal, Mr. Jenkins. But that doesn't mean she isn't important in the battle against evil- and more importantly, to her family. When Mrs. Whatsit, the strangle lady that's been stealing sheets, shows up at her house in the middle of a dark and stormy night, Meg is off to other planets to rescue her father. Will she succeed?

I absolutely loved these books. After reading A Wrinkle in Time as a kid, I ate up everything else Madeleine L'Engle wrote. In an adult rereading, though, I was a bit surprised by the amount of Christian allegory... and literal Christianity (one mention of Jesus, lots of Hes and Hims, some Biblical quotes.) How did that get in there?

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