Friday, July 9, 2010

A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Title: A Wrinkle in Time
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
Publisher / Date: Farrar, Straus & Giroux / 1962
Republished: Square Fish / 2007
Genre: Children's Novel, Fiction 
Themes: Family Relationships, Science Fiction, Courage Good vs. Evil, Symbolism
Summary: Meg is a brilliant student who feels like a misfit at school. Her teachers consider her a trouble maker. She misses her father terribly, who has been gone on a secret government mission for over a year. When Meg and her brother, Charles, meet Miss Whatsit, their world changes forever. Meg and Charles embark on a journey against evil to save her father. Once their father is found, Meg must find her own strength to save her little brother Charles from the same evil forces that capture her father, only this time, she must go at it alone to discover that love is more powerful than evil. 
Curriculum Connections: Grades 4+: Language Arts: Symbolism in literature, character development
Notes: This classic novel is packed with symbolism including religious symbolism. Quotes from philosophers and The Bible are dispersed throughout in subtle ways. While some of the language is a bit tired for today's readers, it remains a classic and is sure to capture readers who enjoy science fiction, symbolism and mystery for years to come. 
Click here for extension activities from Scholastic for this book.

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