A Wrinkle in Time (1962)
On a dark and stormy night, Meg Murray, her younger brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack when an uncanny stranger appears at their door. He claims to have been blown off course and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a “tesseract,” which is a wrinkle in time, in case you didn’t know. Meg’s father had been experimenting with time travel when he mysteriously vanished. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin be able to outwit the forces of evil as they hunt for their father in space?
Madeleine L’Engle premiered her work A Wrinkle in Time in 1962, and it went on to win the Newbery Medal in 1963. The narrative became a classic of children’s literature and is appreciated around the world for bridging science and fiction, darkness and light, fear and camaraderie.
The Time Quintet, which includes A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time, is the first book in the series.
Besides being an exciting story, A Wrinkle in Time's messages of individuality, nonconformity, friendship and courage have inspired generations of readers. A wonderful book for kids who've ever felt "different" or lonely or who have wrestled with loss. It celebrates the power of individuality, bravery, and love.