Written By: Madeleine L’Engle
Narrated By: Hope Davis
Date: January 2012
Duration: 6 hours 6 minutes
Genres: Kids – Mystery; Fantasy, Classics, Fairy Tales, Folklore
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Meg is seen as a stubborn student by her friends and teachers in school. Her family realizes she is immature but also is capable at the same time. Her family consists of her scientist father Alexander, mother Katherine, younger brother Charles Wallace and twins Sandy and Dennys.
Meg’s father has disappeared and not been since for more than one year. Meg, her brother Charles and friend Calvin O’Keefe meet Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which (3W’s) who promise them to help in finding and rescuing their father. They tell them that Meg’s father is held hostage in a planet Camazotz. They (the kids) must travel in time and space to help save her father. Meg, Charles and Kevin learn about tessering- traveling through the fifth dimension through a wrinkle in time. Meg’s father discovered tessering due to which he was held captive on planet Camazotz by IT- disembodied brain.
Charles comes under the influence of IT and is held by him. Meg, Calvin and Mr. Murray escape to another planet-Ixchel. They meet the 3W’s in Ixchel and some other blind creatures who teach Meg and show her the path she must take to rescue her brother from the clutches of IT on planet Camazotz. Meg travels to Camazotz again and is able to rescue Charles. Meg tessers with Charles through time and space and reaches her twin brother’s garden, where her father and Calvin are waiting for them.
The book A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle first published in the year 1962, is the story of Meg Murry- a high school student who travels across time and space with her younger brother Charles Wallace and her friend Calvin O’Keefe. They time travel to save Meg’s father who has been held hostage by evil forces on another planet. The book is about their adventure and travel to another planet and which results in rescuing Meg’s father and the family reuniting again.
The book received good reviews and became very popular. The New York Times put the book on their list of One Hundred Outstanding Books for Young Readers. In 2007, the National Education Association named it as one of its teachers top 100 books for children. However, the book was placed on the 22nd spot on the list of America’s most banned novels by American Libraries Association. The reason for this was mostly challenging religious beliefs and the references to witches.