It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles
Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack
when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. Wild
nights are my glory, the unearthly stranger told them. I just got caught
in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then
I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a
tesseract. A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in
time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's
unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is
the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and
Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high
school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared
while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.

Madeleine L'Engle—An Acceptable Time

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