Rediscover one of the most beloved children's books of all time: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle:
Meg Murray, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. He claims to have been blown off course, and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a "tesseract," which, if you didn't know, is a wrinkle in time. Meg's father had been experimenting with time-travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin outwit the forces of evil as they search through space for their father?
From the Trade Paperback edition.
©1962 Madeleine L'Engle (P)2011 Random House Audio
This book never gets old even though it was written in the 1960's. For over 10 years I have read this book (or let them listen to this book) to my 4th graders and they love it!
I loved the idea of the story, liked the characters, but I found this not to my liking in listening. It seemed over-dramatized, too much effort went in to making it scary. As an audio, this would never work for children in my opinion
I read this because I recently read the Harry Potter series, and was wishing I could indulge in that magical world again. This wasn't the book for that - it's a lot more simplistic. It actually seems more like a children's book than Harry Potter.
No - I may try again sometime.
When the children meet Mrs. Who for the first time.
No way - not enough content
I thought the performance was really good. It would also have been good if read by someone with a more child-like voice.
I hadn't read this in about 30 years, and I was wondering if it was appropriate for my nine-year-old. I got sucked in and thoroughly enjoyed it myself. I have no idea if he'll read it too!
I am not a huge fan of Meg, but the message is phenomenal.
Gettysburg Address Rendition.
Great characters and story line. Pseudo science fiction, but more about relationships. Performance was really good too, reader uses different intonation for each character.
Great use of intonation!
Yes, this book kept me interested the entire time!
The different characters and the narrators way of portraying those characters.
I loved the one of the thing with the soft arms at the end.
Good read, I really enjoyed it and would even let my oldest daughter read. Leaves the mind to imagine.
Just as good as I remembered.
Its all about hope and goodness and geekiness being made OK
It versus goodness and individuality
Loved the story. Wish I had read it at a younger age. I am passing my recommendations on to hubby as he will love it too.
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