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Title:
A wind in the door
Author:
L'Engle, Madeleine.
Personal Author:
Edition:
[Commemorative edition].
Publication Information:
New York : Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers, [1974]
Physical Description:
211 pages ; 20 cm
Summary:
With Meg Murray's help, the dragons her six year-old brother saw in the vegetable garden play an important part in his struggle between life and death.
General Note:
"A Yearling book."

Companion to: A wrinkle in time.

Edition statement taken from p. [4] of cover.

Original copyright: 1973.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
RL:5.3.

010-014.

790 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.0 7.0 5098.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 5.3 10 Quiz: 12677 Guided reading level: V.
ISBN:
9780440487616
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Meg Murry can't help but be worried when her six-year-old brother, Charles Wallace, announces there are dragons in the vegetable garden. He's so bright, and so different from other kids, he's getting bullied at school, and he is also strangely, seriously ill. But Charles Wallace is right about the dragons--actually a friendly entity who has come to help Charles Wallace fight his sickness, and to take Meg and her friend Calvin O'Keefe on a terrifying, wonderful journey into galactic space--where they must battle the force of evil to save Charles Wallace, and themselves.


Author Notes

Author Madeleine L'Engle was born in New York City on November 29, 1918. She graduated from Smith College. She is best known for A Wrinkle in Time (1962), which won the 1963 Newbery Medal for best American children's book. While many of her novels blend science fiction and fantasy, she has also written a series of autobiographical books, including Two Part Invention: The Story of a Marriage, which deals with the illness and death of her husband, soap opera actor Hugh Franklin. In 2004, she received a National Humanities Medal from President George W. Bush. She died on September 6, 2007 of natural causes.

Since 1976, Wheaton College in Illinois has maintained a special collection of L'Engle's papers, and a variety of other materials, dating back to 1919.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-9-The 50th anniversary of the publication of Madeleine L'Engle's Newbery award-winner, A Wrinkle in Time (Farrar, 1962), has spurred the rerecording of her science fiction/fantasies. Highly praised, A Wrinkle in Time launched what became a succession of books with intergalactic, intracellular, and time travels featuring socially-challenged Meg Murry, her younger brother Charles Wallace, and friend Calvin O'Keefe, who later became Meg's husband. In Wrinkle, they rescue Meg's physicist dad from the clutches of "It"-a mind-controlling entity. A Wind in the Door (Square Fish, pap. 2007) has Meg, Calvin, and fantastical creatures slipping into the mitochondria of a very-ill Charles Wallace. In A Swiftly Tilting Planet (Square Fish, pap. 2007), a teenaged Charles Wallace transcends time and danger to alter history so the world is no longer threatened by a belligerent dictator. Though Calvin is out of town, Charles is assisted by a grown, pregnant Meg through mind-to-mind flow. Though written decades ago, all three novels connect with current headlines on bullying, societal conformity, dangerous microorganisms, and potential threats of nuclear aggression. After an introduction spoken by L'Engle, Hope Davis narrates A Wrinkle in Time with careful intensity. Narrator Jennifer Ehle brings verve and emotional clarity to the other two titles. The sound quality is excellent. While some listeners who have enjoyed these titles originally read by L'Engle may miss the author's interpretation of her text, they will find that Davis and Ehle add youthful energy to these works. L'Engle's modern classics are school and public library standards, and these new recordings are a very good way to fill in any gaps.-Barbara Wysocki, Cora J. Belden Library, Rocky Hill, CT (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

1 Charles Wallace's Dragonsp. 3
2 A Rip in the Galaxyp. 28
3 The Man in the Nightp. 54
4 Proginoskesp. 75
5 The First Testp. 93
6 The Real Mr. Jenkinsp. 109
7 Metron Aristonp. 122
8 Journey into the Interiorp. 145
9 Farandolae and Mitochondriap. 160
10 Yadahp. 167
11 Sporosp. 180
12 A Wind in the Doorp. 197

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