A Wrinkle In Time - Time, Bk 1 Author:Madeleine L'Engle It is a dark and stormy night. Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother are in the kitchen for a midnight snack when a most disturbing visitor arrives. — "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger tells them. "I just got caught in a downdrift and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I... more »'ll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract."
Meg's father had been experimenting with this fifth dimension of time when he mysteriously disappeared. Now the time has come for Meg, her friend Calvin, and Charles Wallace to rescue him. But can they outwit and overpower the forces of evil they will encounter on their heart-stopping journey through space?« less
I enjoyed this as a child but did't realize it was geared towards elementary age kids. Though the quantum physics aspects of time and space travel, seem out of place in a child's book. A great evil is stalking the universe and Meg, Charles and Calvin must fight it to rescue their father. It's a great coming of age story with religious undertones. I enjoyed the quest and the interaction between the three children, the three wise "women" and the strange creatures. A very good start to the Time Series.