Monday, April 30, 2012

Chapter Books A to Z: W is for Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time is the first book in the series featuring the Murry and O'Keefe families by Madeleine L'Engle. Meg Murry is the oldest child in her family. She has younger twin brothers, Sandy and Dennys and a younger genius brother named Charles Wallace. Along with her classmate Calvin O'Keefe, Meg and Charles Wallace are taken on an adventure through the universe, using the fifth dimension known as a tesseract. You may think of it as a wormhole. Their mission is to find Mr. Murry, who has been missing for quite some time.

The second book in the series is A Wind in the Door. Somehow, that was the only book in the series that I owned as a child. Like most books I owned, I read that one over and over again and know it better than the rest. In this one, Charles Wallace is quite ill, due to a battle being fought in his mitochondria. Meg and Calvin end up traveling inside of Charles Wallace, with some other supernatural creatures, to fight for his life and the fate of the galaxy.

There are more books in this series. I have read them only once. There is also a spin-off series that features the O'Keefe children. This is another series that my friends and I devoured in elementary school.

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