From the first line, Madeleine L'Engle sets a slightly spooky tone which belies the complex and often abstract nature of this first book in her "Time Quintet." Meg Murry is the awkward, unpopular eldest child in an eccentric and brilliant family. When three mysterious woman turn up, claiming to know where Meg's missing father is, she, her genius younger brother, and their new friend Calvin realize they must act. Their adventure takes them on an inter-planetary journey through space-time, where they meet fantastic beings, and come face to face with the evil Black Thing. A Newbery medal, Sequoyah Book Award, and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award winner, Wrinkle, was also a runner-up for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Since its publication in 1962, it has remained consistently popular with readers and critics alike.