A classic battle of good versus evil as well as a reflection on the value of being true to oneself and the power of love and faith, A WRINKLE IN TIME is the first book in the Time Quartet series. Meg Murry, the daughter of two brilliant scientists, is a socially awkward 12-year-old who has trouble fitting in at school. Her closest friend is her younger brother, Charles Wallace, an extremely bright 4-year-old who is also gifted with second sight. Accompanied by friend Calvin O'Keefe, and aided by the unearthly trio of Mr. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which, Meg and Charles Wallace travel to another dimension is search of their missing father--a scientist who has been experimenting with time travel. However, in order to rescue Mr. Murry, Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin must first do battle with the evil, and all controlling, IT. The final three books in the series are A WIND IN THE DOOR, A SWIFTLY TILTING PLANET, and MANY WATERS. A companion book, AN ACCEPTABLE TIME, features some of the same characters. Although initially rejected by several publishing houses, A WRINKLE IN TIME was first published in 1962 and is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal.
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