A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

Puffin Book / 2018

Auteur·rice : Madelein L'Engle


First Lines:

It was a dark and stormy night.

In her attic bedroom Margaret Murry, wrapped in an old patchwork quilt, sat on the foot of her bed and watched the trees tossing in the frenzied lashing of the wind. Behind the trees clouds scudded frantically across the sky. Every few moments the moon ripped through them, creating wraith-like shadows that raced along the grounds.

The house shook.

Wrapped in her quilt, Meg shook.

She wasn’t usually afraid of the weather. - It’s not just the weather, she thought. - It’s the weather on top of everything else. On top of me. On top of Meg Murry doing everything wrong.



Charles and Meg, and their friend Calvin, travel through a ‘Wrinkle in Time’ in search of their missing father. But can they beat the evil forces they meet on their dangerous journey through time and space?

Madeleine L’Engle was passionate in her search for answers to the big questions about the universe and after she read Albert Einstein’s theories of time and space the story for A Wrinkle in Time began to take shape...






Extract suggested:

# 1 Father: “Tell me about your father” p58 “Her voice was heavy with misery” p 61.

# 2 Uriel: “Where are we now?” p74 “You must learn patience” p76.

# 3 The dark Shadow: “Mrs Whatsit’s wings strained against the thinness of the atmosphere” p84 “And where the shadow was the stars were not visible” p86

# 4 The Tesseract: “ ‘You see,’ Mrs Whatsit said, ‘if a very small insect were to move from the section of skirt...” p92 “not the shortest distance between two points” p94

# 5 The two-dimensional planet: “ ‘Sso nnow wee ggo,’ p94 “ ‘Really, Mrs Which, you might have killed us” p97.

# 6 Camazotz: “Below them the town was laid out” p121 “rolled out into the street” p124


Activities to participate in the festival:


Meg or Calvin record a voice message to send to Earth to Mrs Murry. They explain why they left and what they have seen so far. Record a video (3 minutes maxixum)



On their way across the universe to find Mr Murry, Meg, Charles Wallace and Calvin arrive on a new planet called Plumalae. Describe what the planet and its inhabitants look like and add a drawing or a collage.

Niveau lycée: seconde - première

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