Progeny Press A Wrinkle in Time Study Guide
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1963 Newbery Medal Winner
It is a dark and stormy night. Alone in her attic bedroom, Meg Murry lies awake worrying about the storm, her troubles at school, and her many faults. When she joins her brother, Charles Wallace, and their mother in the kitchen for a midnight snack, they are interrupted by the arrival a strangely dressed woman. The stranger, Mrs. Whatsit, upsets Mrs. Murry when she announces, "There is such a thing as a tesseract" before hurrying out the door.
Two years earlier, Meg's father disappeared while experimenting with tesseracts. Mrs. Whatsit, and her friends Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, know where Mr. Murry is, and they enlist Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O'Keefe to help rescue him.
Traveling by tesseract, the three children are taken on a journey through space to the distant planet of Camazotz where a shadow of evil--a "Black Thing"--has enslaved the population. Though Mr. Murry is found and freed from his prison, Charles Wallace is ensnared by a powerful enemy known only as IT.
Because she shares a close relationship with Charles Wallace, only Meg can save him, but to do so she must rely on her faults and her weaknesses, and learn to trust when hope seems lost.
Although A Wrinkle in Time can be classified as science fiction, it also contains elements of fantasy, philosophy, Biblical truth, and a glimpse of the cosmic battle between the forces of good and evil waged in a distant galaxy.
Progeny Press Study Guide: 82 pages
6 Chapter Lessons + Overview
Subjects: Trying to 'fit in', individuality vs. conformity, good vs. evil, love
Grade Level: 6-8