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Classic modern fantasy novel written by Madeleine L'Engle. Follows children of the Murray family, with help from friends and strange creatures, travelling from world to world through a tesseract to find their lost father. First novel in a series called the Time Quintet.

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Does this species appear in the film version of a Wrinkle in Time?

The collection Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials features drawings of Wayne Barlowe's visual interpretations of alien creatures from a variety of different authors including A Wrinkle in Time's ...
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Is this iconic Wrinkle cover art still uncredited?

This 1976 cover art from A Wrinkle in Time is uncredited. I'm shocked, and I was ignorant of this trivia mystery until it was brought up recently in a thorough research endeavor by S. Elizabeth on ...
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Why have later books in the Wrinkle in Time series never got much attention or been adapted?

The 1962 novel A Wrinkle in Time has been adapted as a film (twice), a play, an opera, and a graphic novel. Its four lesser-known sequels in the Time Quintet seem never to have been adapted or to have ...
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What is the origin of the name "Megatron"?

In A Wrinkle in Time, Meg's father calls her by two nicknames: "Megaparsec" (whose meaning she explains) and also the much more opaque "Megatron." At last she turned to her ...
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In what collections have the books of the Time Quintet been released?

This month's topic challenge is Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quintet. However, although I was a fan of L'Engle's books as a child, I knew nothing of a "Time Quintet" until I was an adult. ...
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Is the audience laughing at Dr Alexander Murry's presentation?

In the 2018 film adaptation by Jennifer Lee of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle, there is a scene where Dr Alexander Murry (henceforth Dr Murry even if his wife is also Dr Murry), played by ...
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Need help ID'ing a specific book (or books?) similar to A Wrinkle in Time

I am hoping someone can help me identify a book I have been trying to relocate for decades. There's a catch though: the three details I can remember about it may actually be conflated in my memory ...
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Was A Wrinkle in Time meant as an anti-communist allegory?

There was recently this question about the scene involving the children of the planet Camazotz* and their simultaneous ball bouncing in A Wrinkle in Time. It makes quite an iconic scene, apparently. ...
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What did Mr. Murry mean by "No such thing as a coincidence?"

In chapter 1 of A Swiftly Tilting Planet, an old woman (Mrs. O'Keefe) recites a spell, and some weird things happen. "Remember," Mr. Murry said, "your mother and I take Mrs. O'Keefe seriously." ...
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What are Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who, and Mrs Which?

In the novel A Wrinkle in Time, much of the plot is driven by the mysterious beings Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who, and Mrs Which. Initially they appear as eccentric old women, but they're obviously much more ...
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How does Tessering work in 'A Wrinkle in Time'?

In Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time, did Mr. Murry (Meg's father) use a device, a body motion, or only his mind to tesser? Did the non-earthlings tesser by the same means? Is such a detail given? ...
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What relationship is there between tesseracts in A Wrinkle in Time and the mathematical object?

It's been a long time since I read A Wrinkle in Time, but I remember the heroes using a phenomenon or device called a tessaract to travel across space, kind of like a stargate. I later learned that ...
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