Book - 2017
Average Rating:
Rate this:
McMillan Palgrave

It was a dark and stormy night…
In 1962, Madeleine L’Engle debuted her novel A Wrinkle in Time, which would go on to win the 1963 Newbery Medal. Bridging science and fantasy, darkness and light, fear and friendship, the story became a classic of children’s literature and is beloved around the world. Now Disney is taking it to the silver screen! With an all-star cast that includes Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, and newcomer Storm Reid, the major motion picture bring the world of Wrinkle to life for a new generation of fans. This movie tie-in edition of the timeless novel features the complete, unabridged original text; an introduction by the film’s director, Ava DuVernay (Selma); and eight pages of photos from the movie.

This title has Common Core connections.

Praise for A Wrinkle in Time:

"One of America’s most beloved stories." —Andrew Liptak in Kirkus

“A coming of age fantasy story that sympathizes with typical teen girl awkwardness and insecurity, highlighting courage, resourcefulness and the importance of family ties as key to overcoming them.” —Carol Platt Liebau, author, in the New York Post

“An exhilarating experience.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This imaginative book will be read for a long time into the future.” —Children's Literature

A Wrinkle in Time is one of my favorite books of all time. I've read it so often, I know it by heart. Meg Murry was my hero growing up. I wanted glasses and braces and my parents to stick me in an attic bedroom. And I so wanted to save Charles Wallace from IT.” —Meg Cabot

“A book that every young person should read, a book that provides a road map for seeking knowledge and compassion even at the worst of times, a book to make the world a better place.” —Cory Doctorow

“[L'Engle's] work is one of the things that made me a writer, a science fiction and fantasy fan, an avid reader. Hers were the first books I read that mixed math and magic, the quest and the quantum.” —Scott Westerfeld

A Wrinkle in Time taught me that you can tackle even the deepest and most slippery concepts of physics and philosophy in fiction for young readers. It's a great lesson for all writers, and a tough tesseract to follow.” —David Lubar

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux 2017
ISBN: 9780374308032


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Nov 17, 2017

I just love this book! I'm being serious people, really serious. Okay, how many of you, by a show of hands, love this book? Practically all of you? Awesome! It would break my heart to see a comment of somebody saying that they hated this book. One of the best books I've ever read. Definitely on my favourites list. I also really enjoyed the graphic novel of this book. I actually read the graphic novel first.

vpazreads Oct 16, 2017

I enjoyed this much more as an adult than my childhood memories of it. As a kid, I didn't pick up on its deeper meaning, or the imagery and symbolism throughout it. Perhaps this is a book wasted on the young?

Sep 03, 2017

Read in fall 2017 before becomes movie in march 2018

Jul 19, 2017

This book was awesome! I loved it! It was so cool and adventurous. Personally I love adventurous books just like this one. Since I liked the writer I decided to look for more books by Madeleine L'Engle.

Jul 16, 2017

Finally, they made it into a movie . . .

[Beam me up, Charles Wallace!!]

AL_RACHEL Jul 13, 2017

My favorite series of all time. I love the way L'Engle bends my definition of reality. I'll take that trip again and again.

GCPL_Youth Jun 28, 2017

A Wrinkle in Time is a classic! It's exciting, emotional, and intelligent. Great for upper elementary students and older. Even adults will be challenged by this book.

Jun 26, 2017

I give it 11/10 stars!!!

May 12, 2017

This is a good book for a child or adolescent reader. We read it for our book club and it was too sophomoric for our age group.

Apr 26, 2017

I have heard a lot recently about A Wrinkle In Time, so I thought I'd try it. This is book is different from what I had expected when I read all the reviews. I like it a lot though! I can't wait to read the other 3 books from the "Time Quintet" Madeleine L'Engle wrote. I recommend this book for everyone!!

View All Comments


Add Age Suitability

Jun 18, 2015

goosebumps_0 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

May 30, 2015

NgelG thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

burgundy_fox_48 Mar 17, 2015

burgundy_fox_48 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

indigo_panther_55 Jul 07, 2014

indigo_panther_55 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 99

indigo_panther_55 Jul 07, 2014

indigo_panther_55 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 99

Jun 22, 2014

emilybach thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Violet_Horse_189 Jun 13, 2014

Violet_Horse_189 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 16

blue_dog_17407 Jun 12, 2014

blue_dog_17407 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and under

Jun 10, 2014

Black_Bat_136 thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

yellow_cat_1443 Mar 31, 2014

yellow_cat_1443 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

View All Ages


Add a Quote

Jul 21, 2015

“Believing takes practice.”

Jun 19, 2015

Faith is the Sister of Justice

burgundy_fox_48 Mar 17, 2015

Like and equal are entirely different things! --Meg to IT/Charles Wallace

Violet_Horse_189 Jun 15, 2014

"The foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling , brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called, but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the things which are mighty. And base things of the world, and things which despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are."

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 05, 2012


SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 05, 2012


SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 05, 2012


SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 05, 2012


SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 05, 2012


SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 05, 2012


View All Quotes


Add a Summary

Mar 14, 2017

One night, a mysterious stranger arrives at the Murry household. Meg and her little brother Charles Wallace quickly become involved, and with the help of Calvin O'Keefe they assist three women to help a planet taken over by an evil consciousness called IT, which seeks to erase all uniqueness. Along the way Meg finds secrets about her father, love, and being who you are.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 05, 2012

Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.

lms Mar 17, 2008

Meg and Charles Wallace set out with their friend Calvin in a search for their father. His top secret job as a physicist for the government has taken him away and the children search through time and space top find him. ( Novelist Review)


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Explore Further



Find it at SMCL

To Top