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A Wrinkle in Time Trilogy (Time Quintet #1-3)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  5,700 Ratings  ·  196 Reviews
Fifty years ago, Madeleine L’Engle introduced the world to A Wrinkle in Time and the wonderful and unforgettable characters Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, and their friend Calvin O’Keefe. Now their first three adventures are together in one volume. In the Newbery Award winner A Wrinkle in Time, the children learn that Mr. Murry has been captured by the Dark Thing, and they ...more
Paperback, 800 pages
Published October 16th 2012 by Square Fish (first published 1963)
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Apr 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given these books at age 10 by a family friend; they are PRIZED in my collection. This is the first time I remember truly "escaping" into a book, to a fictional time and place. A Wrinkle in Time is the first book where I risked my 5th grade freedom and courageously read under the covers at night with a flashlight! I was prepared to defend Meg and Calvin and Charles Wallace to my death! Well maybe not to my death, but I was willing to sacrifice my hind end to a spanking with the dreaded bel ...more
Jul 16, 2016 rated it liked it
A fantastic story. Learned a new word: tesseract -

In geometry, the tesseract is the four-dimensional analog of the cube; the tesseract is to the cube as the cube is to the square.
Sep 25, 2014 rated it it was ok
One of children's books that isn't timeless. Read them while you're a child or you'll think it's awful. I'm sad I missed out on this :(
Jul 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Of the Trilogy, the first and classic A Wrinkle in Time is definitely the 5 Star hero! Read it! The Wind in the Door was great too... 4 Star to me, building off the success of the first. The 3d, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, seems a bit off due to the telling of the tale and how it seems the characters really are more along for the ride than actually influencing the story but still a good read (and I am a sucker for time travel stuff... comes from the comic geek in me). Read them until you stop enjo ...more
Chris Campbell
Jan 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet: All such wonderful books in a three-in-one omnibus. There's something simple and magical about these books that always reminds me of the childhood feeling of facing terrible moments and yet knowing it will turn out all right. These books circle, with thematic beauty and fantastic narrative confidence, a message of hope and harmony: despite the darkness, don't give in to the darker impulses in the world. Science fiction, mixed with ...more
Jan 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This trilogy is wonderfully imaginative and gives the reader a fairly tale as a young child, but a thought provoking, progressively unfolding story especially as we follow Meg and Charles through their problems.
Aug 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
SciFi Fantasy fun! Not my usual cup of tea but really enjoyed these quick reads.
Philana Walker
Mar 05, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adolescent-bliss
Read these for the first time in grade school and picked them up for my kids. A timeless classic adventure.
David Martin

WARNING This review is completely full of comments & thoughts that may overwhelm you as much as this books overwhelmed me in a serious migraine and with a bad mood as a secondary effect, so please if you are sensible GO FAR AWAY.

This serie made me so confussed, really, I havent been that confussed in a long time. But first I need to tell a brief experience of my own so you may comprehend more my confussion.
In 2013 I went to an exchange program in Quebec, Canada. I thought "Okay, it is Cana
The fact of the matter is that A Wrinkle in Time has a lot of interesting ideas and concepts

And L'Engle can clearly write absolutely beautiful passages, she has very unique ideas! It's just all caught up in the whole let's sound smart and topical schtick she insists on pushing.

I didn't like Golden Compass
I didn't like this

I love Young Wizards and Narnia.

Thank you.
Chris Bull
Not standing the test of time

Finally read a Winkle in Time. I have passed this item on bookstore shelves for years and always meant to get around to it. Years ago, I did read a swiftly tilting planet. On this attempted re-read, I only got have way though. I found the banter between the characters lackluster. The book(s) just didn't move ahead.
I realize Disney is planning a cinematic version of Wrinkle, I will wait for the video.
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's been years since I had read this trilogy and I remember why I love it so much re-reading it. The Barnes & Noble edition is gorgeously bound with a beautiful cover and the pages are lovely. I sped through this easily. I also understood a lot more than when I did when I was younger. I could see and appreciate the Christian themes I had overlooked, not overbearing but subtle enough to be appreciated it. One of my favorite trilogies ever.
Ashley Rodriguez
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall I really enjoyed this series. I feel like it really progressed from story to story, maturing even as the characters did. I would definitely recommend it!
Faith Mccready
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my second time reading this series as I had read it once in elementary school. It was just as good as I remember.
Katie Anderson
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can't wait for the next one!
Hilda Ellis-Davidson
Endearing children's tale of adventure and time travel, and the power of hope and dreams.
I probably should have read more than A Wrinkle in Time as a child. There are a few things (the multiple doctorates, the Barbara McClintock-like mother with experiments in a shed, the telepathy) that I just don't buy being older, and they are distracting when I'm trying to read something as science fiction as an adult. I loved L.M. Montgomery when I read her as an adult, but I'm sadly not feeling the same about Madeleine L'Engle.

A Wrinkle in Time is all sorts of cool time travel, through Meg ta
Just Me
Jun 20, 2012 rated it liked it
When I was a kid, I loved A Wrinkle in Time. I read the sequel (A Wind in the Door) and thought it was pretty good. I never made it through the third book, so the fourth and fifth didn't interest me. (The same thing happened here re: the third, so my review is based on finishing the first two and chapter one of the third.)

I decided to re-read these books as an adult, as every now and then I like to pick up an old favorite and see if it still has that warm, comfy feel or that spark. Well...

I'm no
Natalia Nguyen
A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle contains 221 pages. It was published by the Farrar, Straus & Giroux inc. on January 1st of 1962. The Wrinkle in Time is based on a 14 year old girl named Meg Murry traveling in time to different universes in search of her father that has gone missing for many years. On this adventure she brings along her brother, and a boy from school that she soon falls for in the end.

Meg Murry lives with her three brothers. Two out of three are twins are 10 years old
Kate Berry
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Jul 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A brilliantly written story in three parts, beloved by young people and adults alike. The first in the trilogy, A Wrinkle In Time, begins with the young Meg, her prodigious younger brother Charles Wallace, and their mother up late with insomnia during a thunderstorm when a stranger comes to the door. They let the stout and curiously bundled old woman into their kitchen who, upon removing her boots and coat, proclaims, 'Wild nights are my glory.'

And she is not there by happenstance.

Thus begins th
Christaaay - Christy Luis Reviews
Somehow, together, L'Engle's time trilogy together equals more than the sum of its parts. I love the tapestry of science and the arts— astronomy, biology, history, mythology, theology and pure imagination.

What I Love: (1) I love the characters in all three books- the “witches” and Aunt Beast in the first; Proginoskes (the cherubim) and Mr. Jenkins in the second; and the cast of historical characters in the third. (2) The theology in the second and third books always struck a chord in me, even a
Dec 07, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Categories such as "children's books" or "YA (young adult) lit" can be applied in misleading and/or disparaging ways. Too often these categories lead us to mistakenly shun wonderful books. If you've missed L'Engle's TIME trilogy for this reason, it's not too late... read it! This is story-telling for the ages.

P.S. I think that many of us here would agree that some of the greatest authors writing today are writing so-called "children's books." Why is this the case?

The brilliant Philip Pullman, a
Caroline Eising
Dec 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: classics, 2014
It is interesting to see a children's adventure story from so long ago that was not afraid to mix science, fantasy and spirituality in such large doses.

While a good part of the action takes part in the mind, with lots of thinking and wishing and willing going on to move the protagonists past their various perils, there are a large variety of interesting alien creatures and time travel and strange places to move the story past these sometimes tedious battles of the mind.

Based around a very Christ
Rebekah Hall
Nov 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really thought this book would be boring , but this book was so amazing I liked it so much. This book or shall I say Trilogy went together so perfectly. The mixture of the books just flowed together so nicely, it almost felt that the book was one. To me I felt this book had no weaknesses, but I feel the biggest strength was that the main character was a female who took charge and wasn't a person to back out of anything no matter what it was. The author says " " Come on" Meg pulled at them.How ...more
Eloise Davis
Dec 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: novels
Fantasy has never been my favorite genre of writing. “A Wrinkle in Time” in a science fiction story about a family traveling to different planet. The kids are looking for their lost father. They find out that their father is stuck on the planet of Camazotz. But when they are traveling there they soon fid out that the planet is controlled by “The Black Thing”. The story follows the children trying to find a way to get their father to come back to Earth with them. Although I am not a fan of fantas ...more
Aug 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am older I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”

― C.S. Lewis

This book is still wonderful for all ages of people. Just because you have been around a ball of fire on a rock a certain amount of times does not mean you cannot truly enjoy a romp of fun like this series is. Yes it has its s
Jordan Davis
Nov 27, 2013 rated it liked it
This novel is about a girl named Meg Murry. Her young brother, Charles Wallace, and herself are transported on an adventure through space; they are supposed to rescue her father from the evil forces. Mrs. Whatsit arrives at their home and actually has a power and is able to read Meg’s mind. Through their traveling they meet Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which who teach them that the world is surrounded by evil. While travelling through Camazotz, where their father should be, they run into IT. IT is not a go ...more
Oct 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although the stark contrast between good and evil seems a little bit juvenile, its hard to resist the purity and innocence of the characters and the simple joy these stories evoke. I love the use of philosophy and science in these books, by no means dogmatic, almost wanting me to classify them as religious science fiction. To take the mythologies of the church and reinterpret them into modern stories is very thought provoking, to say the least. It makes you think that either Madeleine L'Engle is ...more
Alyssa Pierce
Dec 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Meg Murray is a fiery young girl who just does not seem to fit in with her peers. Luckily, her brother Charles Wallace is there for her, he seems to understand her in a way no one else is able to. There is another problem in this family; their father has been missing for quite some time. Then Mrs. Whatsit comes into their lives. She is able to lead Meg and Charles to their father. The only problem is that he is very far away on some strange planet where a beating brain controls everyone and ever ...more
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Madeleine L'Engle was an American writer best known for her Young Adult fiction, particularly the Newbery Medal-winning A Wrinkle in Time and its sequels A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, and Many Waters. Her works reflect her strong interest in modern science: tesseracts, for example, are featured prominently in A Wrinkle in Time, mitochondrial DNA in A Wind in the Door, organ regener ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Time Quintet (5 books)
  • A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)
  • A Wind in the Door (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #2)
  • A Swiftly Tilting Planet (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #3)
  • Many Waters (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #4)
  • An Acceptable Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #5)

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