A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Father is missing and Meg’s mother is lost in her lab work. Meg and her brother, Charles Wallace, have been making the best of the situation despite the teasing at school. Rather than believing her father chose to leave them, Meg’s convinced something happened to him.
When Mrs. Whatsit is blown into home one a stormy night, she talks sandwiches, sheets and tesseracts – the secret project of Father’s. It isn’t long before Meg and Charles Wallace and Calvin O’Keefe, a friend from school, find themselves on a rescue mission which threatens the universe.
Madeleine L’Engle is a wonderful storyteller and her imagination has gripped readers of all ages for decades. This story is just the beginning of a series of science fiction. Many Waters is fourth in the series and is reviewed on Book Blurbs.
A Wrinkle in Time was awarded the Newberry Medal in 1963.
L’Engle, Madeleine, et al. A Wrinkle in Time. Puffin, 2018.