A Wrinkle in Time Author:Madeleine L'Engle 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 neighbor. — "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 fo... more »r a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of way, 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.
"It has the general appearance of being science fiction, but it is not...There is mystery, mysticism, a feeling of indefinable, brooding horror...The pervading theme is love...One feels that this book quests desperately for something it never touches. It is original, different, exciting." --Saturday Review
"Fascinating...It makes unusual demands on the imagination and consequently gives great rewards." --Horn Book
"Characterization is excellent; the enormity of the setting is handled with sensitivity, and suspense is well sustained...Provocative reading for discerning teenagers." --Library Journal
Madeleine L'Engle is the author of several books for young readers, including The Arm of the Starfish and The Journey with Jonah. She lives in New York city with her husband, who is a TV actor.« less