A wrinkle in time plot
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, #1) by Madeleine LEngleIt was a dark and stormy night.
Out of this wild night, a strange visitor comes to the Murry house and beckons Meg, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin OKeefe on a most dangerous and extraordinary adventure - one that will threaten their lives and our universe.
Winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal, A Wrinkle in Time is the first book in Madeleine LEngles classic Time Quintet.
A Wrinkle in Time
It's a gentle fantasy, seemingly pitched at younger children, that would rather take people by the hand than punch them on the shoulder, and that's a good thing; in fact, it's the wellspring of the movie's best qualities. There's a lot here that feels insufficiently shaped or fitfully realized, but at the same time, there's a lot to like. It's the Platonic ideal of a mixed bag. The newness of the new parts counterbalances the ineffectiveness of the stuff that seemingly every fantasy blockbuster does, and that this one doesn't do well. The family was baffled by his sudden vanishing, but it turns out to be connected to his research with Kate into tesseracts, a phenomenon that allows for the folding of space and time. With help from three magical beings, the goofball Mrs.
by Madeleine L'Engle
A Wrinkle In Time
Murry's absence is where we begin, and it's the situation that all the central characters want to fix. There's plenty of conflict on Camazotz: between the kids and the man with the red eyes; between Meg, Calvin, and Charles Wallace, as to what they should do; and within the characters, as they struggle to make tough decisions. Doesn't that child ever listen? Despite being warned by the Mrs. Ws to beware his own smarty-pantsness, Charles thinks he's stronger than he is and gives in to IT, putting Meg and Calvin in a bad spot. This is the moment Meg and we have been waiting for Meg rescues Mr.
Sign in. After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him. Following the discovery of a new form of space travel as well as Meg's father's disappearance, she, her brother, and her friend must join three magical beings - Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which - to travel across the universe to rescue him from a terrible evil.
The novel offers a glimpse into the battles between light and darkness, and goodness and evil, as the young characters mature into adolescents on their journey. L'Engle modeled the Murry family on her own. Scholar Bernice E. Cullinan noted that L'Engle created characters who "share common joy with a mixed fantasy and science fiction setting. The book has inspired two film adaptations, both by Disney : a television film directed by John Kent Harrison ; and a theatrical film directed by Ava DuVernay.