A-Z Challenge – A Wrinkle In Time

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(1962)This is Book 1 of the Time Quintet Series
It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.
“Wild nights are my glory,” the unearthly stranger told them. “I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I’ll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract.”
A tesseract (in case the reader doesn’t know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L’Engle’s unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O’Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg’s father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.
A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal.

(2003) Meg Murry (Katie Stuart) is having a difficult time. Her father, astrophysicist Dr. Jack Murry (Chris Potter), has mysteriously disappeared. Her youngest brother, Charles Wallace (David Dorfman), a genius, is teased and belittled and thought to be stupid because he does not talk to anyone but family. Meg does not get along with her peers, teachers, her 10-year-old twin brothers (Munro Chambers, Thomas Chambers), or even with herself.

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(2018) After learning her astrophysicist father is being held captive on a distant planet deep in the grip of a universe-spanning evil, Meg Murry works with her younger brother Charles Wallace, her fellow student Calvin O’Keefe, and three astral travelers to save him.

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  1. I have not read this book or seen the movie yet, but I have heard good things.
    Tasha’s Thinkings – Movie Monsters

    1. Hey Tasha! So glad you could stop by. Yeah, the jury is still out on this one.

  2. I read the book when I was very young and haven’t re-read it yet, but I was really excited to see a young black girl as the lead in the movie version — we need more of that in scifi/fantasy!
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    1. We feel the same way! More young black girls in lead roles PLEASE!

  3. Thanks for the information

    1. You’re welcome, come by anytime.

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