A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Enle

L’Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time. New York: Farrar, 1962. Print.

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1965, Lewis Carroll Shelf Award

1963, Horn Book Fanfare Best Book

1963, Newbery Medal Recipient

1963,Sequoyah Book Award


This classic, science fiction novel is about a girl who goes on a space quest to find her father who vanished as a result from an undisclosed government project.


What is A Wrinkle in Time? This title might seem strange. How can time wrinkle? However, A Wrinkle in Time is formally referred to as a tesseract. The government has been secretly working on this space warp project. As a result, Meg’s scientist father is missing. With the assistance of Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Which, Meg and her brother Charles go on a very peculiar adventure. Upon their travels, they see strange creatures, evil black clouds, and have to escape the threat of their minds being taking over by a very large brain. Unlike anything you have ever read, A Wrinkle in Time demonstrates the extent how evil can flourish and the power love brings to fight it. Now, who will win?