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Unlike many others, I never read this book in middle school or high school. Rather, I first read it in my "Fantasy Literature" class in college (I was the first engineering major to ever take that class - ha ha) and really enjoyed it. I can see why it would appeal to a younger audience - the main characters are children who go on an adventure into the universe to save their father. But I can also understand why we read it at the college level - there's a deeper reliogio-political side to it that's worthy of serious discussion.
This is a 1963 Newbery Medal winner, and the first in a four-part series that also includes: A Wind in the Door; A Swiftly Tilting Planet, which won the American Book Award; and Many Waters.
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I have read this book several times in my life and each time I get something new from it. A delightful book for teens and adults alike.
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I read this book as an adult because my daughter said it was her favorite, she couldn't say why, it just was. She has read a lot of books so that meant something to me. I decided to pick it up and couldn't put it down. It was such a beautiful story of fantasy and wonder with science and spirituality woven in. I will re-read it and suggest it always. As an added bonus, I discovered it is first in a six book series! I love that and read them all immediatly.