Review of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Who doesn't remember Madeleine L'Engle's timeless tale of the man with red eyes and and little Charles Wallace? I was only a 5th grader when I first heard the words from the pages of my all-time favorite children's novel. A captivating alternative to the Harry Potter franchise, A Wrinkle in Time offers a glimpse at the universe from the eyes of the inquisitive and innocent. Is it any wonder that this award-winning book is still popular with today's kids?

Here is my favorite excerpt:

It is a very strict form of poetry is it not?
There are fourteen lines, I believe, all in iambic pentameter. That's a very strict rhythm or meter, yes?
And each line has to end with a rigid rhyme pattern. And if the poet does not do it exactly this way, it is not a sonnet, is it?
Calvin: You mean you're comparing our lives to a sonnet? A strict form, but freedom within it?
Yes. You're given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. What you say is completely up to you."

Now available in a textbook compilation, this boxed set includes the original Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet (which won the American Book Award), and Many Waters.
For ages 9 and up, this could be a much-loved addition to your homeschool curriculum or family library! Available at Amazon and other textbook suppliers.


  1. This was my favorite series as a kid. I bought the set for my 10 year old, and he reads them over and over agian. Good recomendation!


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