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A wrinkle in time

by L'Engle, Madeleine,

Format: Large Print 2018
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Avalon Public Library Large Print LP FIC L'ENG
Location  Avalon Public Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
Call Number  LP FIC L'ENG
 
 
Summary
A New York Times BestsellerA Newbery Medal Award-winnerTime Quintet Series (Book 1)It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger."Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract.A story of adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe who are involved in a search for Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Commemorating its fiftieth anniversary, L'Engle's classic couldn't have scored a better talent to adapt its story into comics form. Larson produces high-quality coming-of-age stories featuring female protagonists, with the most recent (Mercury, 2010) even including a fantasy element to highlight the tale's emotional stakes. She dives wholeheartedly into L'Engle's seminal epic, chronicling the journey of Meg Murry, her preternaturally intelligent younger brother, Charles, and their friend Calvin O'Keefe, crossing distant worlds to save the Murry's, lost patriarch. Guided by three grandmotherly guardian angels, they navigate the dangers of a mind-controlled world fallen under the influence of a cosmic force of pure evil. Larson has miraculously preserved the power of the original's social and religious themes, as well as its compelling emotional core, while staying true to her distinctive voice and aesthetic. Her soft-lined, large-eyed characters are a modern exemplar of classical American cartooning, and the metallic blue coating of the pages evokes both the timelessness of the story and the remoteness of alien worlds. This adaptation is fabulous for presenting a fresh vision to those familiar with the original, but it's so true to the story's soul that even those who've never read it will come away with a genuine understanding of L'Engle's ideas and heart.--Karp, Jesse Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "L'Engle's Newbery Medal-winning 1962 novel of good, evil, and quantum physics gets a stellar (no pun intended) graphic novel treatment from Eisner-winner Larson (Mercury). Larson's loose, modern drawing style focuses on the characters, largely omitting backgrounds and leaving readers room to add their own imagination. Meg Murry looks every bit as gawky and uncomfortable in her own skin as she feels, and Larson also plays up Charles Wallace's specialness and strangeness, giving him large, haunted eyes that seem to see things his other family members cannot. The b&w art, highlighted with Wedgwood blue, effectively accents the children's sense of alienation, but limits some critical storytelling elements (like a villain's red eyes) after Meg, Charles Wallace, and their neighbor Calvin are whisked across time and space on a mission to rescue Dr. Murry from an evil force that threatens the universe. While fans may miss L'Engle's detailed and evocative prose, her original dialogue, combined with Larson's deft interpretation, will remind them of their first reading, while simultaneously bringing a seminal classic to a new generation. Ages 10-up. Agent: Edward Necarsulmer IV, McIntosh & Otis. (Oct.)? (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Time quintet series
#1 - A Wrinkle in time
#2 - A Wind in the door
#3 - A Swiftly tilting planet
#4 - Many waters
#5 - An Acceptable time
Subjects Space and time -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Adventure stories.
Large type books.
Space and time -- Fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Fantasy.
Fantasy fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
Publisher Farmington Hills, Mich :2018
Edition Large print edition.
Language English
Awards Newbery Medal, 1963.
Description 269 pages (large print) : illustration, genealogical table ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781432850333
1432850334
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