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*****A Wrinkle in Time

by Madeleine L'Engle

Reviewed August 2001.
A Sonderbooks' Best Book of 2001
Available at Sembach Library (JF LEN).

This one’s another classic.  This time, I read it aloud to my kids at bedtime.  I wasn’t real crazy about it as a read-aloud.  It turns out that the main character, Meg, yells far too much, and I couldn’t figure out exactly how Mrs. Which’s voice was supposed to sound.  But aside from those little quibbles, it’s a great book.  Timothy said that he liked it very much, and Josh had already read and loved it.  The story is described as a science fantasy--It works some scientific concepts into a sort of magical adventure to different planets.  It’s another book that leaves you with a wonderful feeling of joy.  I didn’t discover this book until I was a Sophomore in college, and I will always feel indebted to the person who recommended it to me.

Review of this book in audio, performed by the Author

Reviews of other books by Madeleine L'Engle:
The Joys of Love
Walking on Water
A Circle of Quiet:  The Crosswicks Journals, Book 1

The Summer of the Great-Grandmother:  The Crosswicks Journals, Book 2
The Irrational Season:  The Crosswicks Journals, Book 3
Glimpses of Grace, with Carole F. Chase
Madeleine L'Engle Herself: Reflections on a Writing Life, with Carole F. Chase

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