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A Wind in the Door [Paperback]

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Pages   245
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2007
ISBN  0312368542  
EAN  9780312368548  

Availability  142 units.
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Item Description...
With Meg Murry'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. Simultaneous.

Publishers Description
It is November. When Meg comes home from school, Charles Wallace tells her he saw dragons in the twin's vegetable garden.  That night Meg, Calvin and C.W. go to the vegetable garden to meet the Teacher (Blajeny) who explains that what they are seeing isn't a dragon at all, but a cherubim named Proginoskes.  It turns out that C.W. is ill and that  Blajeny and Proginoskes are there to make him well – by making him well, they will keep the balance of the universe in check and save it from the evil Echthros. 
Meg, Calvin and Mr. Jenkins (grade school principal) must travel inside C.W. to have this battle and save Charles' life as well as the balance of the universe.

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Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007) was the Newbery Medal-winning author of more than 60 books, including the much-loved A Wrinkle in Time. Born in 1918, L'Engle grew up in New York City, Switzerland, South Carolina and Massachusetts. Her father was a reporter and her mother had studied to be a pianist, and their house was always full of musicians and theater people. L'Engle graduated cum laude from Smith College, then returned to New York to work in the theater. While touring with a play, she wrote her first book, The Small Rain, originally published in 1945. She met her future husband, Hugh Franklin, when they both appeared in The Cherry Orchard.

Upon becoming Mrs. Franklin, L'Engle gave up the stage in favor of the typewriter. In the years her three children were growing up, she wrote four more novels. Hugh Franklin temporarily retired from the theater, and the family moved to western Connecticut and for ten years ran a general store. Her book Meet the Austins, an American Library Association Notable Children's Book of 1960, was based on this experience.

Her science fantasy classic A Wrinkle in Time was awarded the 1963 Newbery Medal. Two companion novels, A Wind in the Door and A Swiftly Tilting Planet (a Newbery Honor book), complete what has come to be known as The Time Trilogy, a series that continues to grow in popularity with a new generation of readers. Her 1980 book A Ring of Endless Light won the Newbery Honor. L'Engle passed away in 2007 in Litchfield, Connecticut.

Madeleine L'Engle lived in New York City, in the state of New York. Madeleine L'Engle was born in 1918 and died in 2007.

Madeleine L'Engle has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Austin Family
  2. Crosswicks Journal
  3. Crosswicks Journal
  4. Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quintet
  5. Wheaton Literary
  6. Writers' Palette Book

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
love it  Apr 13, 2010
Meg Murray back once again draws us into her wonderful trilogy. Fascinating sci-fi concepts with great characters to carry on the great story line.
Loved "Wrinkle", but not this one  Mar 14, 2010
I loved "A Wrinkle in Time" from the very first time I read it as a kid, as shown by my five-star review for that book. One day, sometime after I'd finished "Wrinkle", the children's library got in a copy of "Wind in the Door" and I was so excited to see a new book about the Murrays. But when I tried to read it, I just couldn't get into it. I made several more attempts over the years, but finally had to give up and acknowledge that as much as I loved "Wrinkle" (still do actually), "Wind in the Door" is just not for me.

While "Wrinkle" seemed to be more of a sci-fi adventure story with a strong female character (rare in children's fiction of the 60s and 70s, and also rare in science fiction and space operas of that era), "Wind in the Door" is much heavier on the fantasy and Christian elements. The early chapters of the book are similar to "Wrinkle" in that they involve a benevolent but weird being that shows up in order to help the Murry family deal with a problem. In "Wrinkle", the beings that showed up were three witches, similar to humans in appearance, who helped the children find their lost father. In "Wind", the being is a "dragon" that turns out to be a "cherubim", but not one of the normal chubby cherubs with wings and a fat body that I was used to seeing in religious art; nor is it even a humanoid spirit-type creature like the witches. Instead, this "cherubim" is a many-eyed winged monster like something out of a discarded chapter of Revelation. As a kid, this turned me off right away. I never liked fantasy books unless they were standard fairy tales or historic myths, and I never got into the "Christian fantasy" work of C.S. Lewis and the like either.

I also found that Charles Wallace, the "boy genius", now aged six, was OK in "Wrinkle" but in this book he began to get on my nerves. I couldn't see why Meg seemed to always have to be saving this kid from something. If he is so smart, why can't he look after himself and let Meg have her own life? Here, Charles Wallace is dying from some rare disease and Meg and Calvin end up shrinking down and going into Charles's mitochondria to combat it. Again, the book lost me as I was not as a child(and still am not) that interested in medical stories or cell biology and the whole "shrink down and go in someone's body" seemed totally copped from the "Fantastic Voyage" TV show (which had been running in cartoon form around that time).

After several failed attempts to enjoy this book and also an attempt to read L'Engle's book "Many Waters" about the more "normal" Murry twins, I decided to give up on the saga of the family and just enjoy "Wrinkle" as a stand-alone book. I already knew Calvin grew up to be a famous scientist and married Meg because he appears as Polyhymnia O'Keefe's father in "Arm of the Starfish" and really that was all I needed to know. I am sure there are folks who absolutely love "Wind in the Door" as much as, or more than, "Wrinkle in Time", but I am sadly not one of them.
a very meaningful story  Sep 16, 2009
I would recommend this book because it is not just a wild fantasy. The author uses in her novel an exceptionally smart little boy, who is dying from a mitochondrial disease, and his sister who is fighting to save him, to present the battle between good and evil, to point out why and how good should prevail, and to tell us that everything in the Creation (Universe) is interconnected and interdependent. It is not a book where you can skip pages to see how the story ends. Every page has statements and conversation with deep meaning. Like "the naked intellect is an extraordinarily inaccurate instrument", or the question "what is real?" She also picks the names/terms she uses carefully: Proginoskes = he who knows in advance (Greek word; the physical description of Proginoskes was also well thought-out), Metron Ariston = moderation is excellent (from the ancient Greeks), Echthroi = the enemies (Greek word), Sporos = the seed (Greek word). The only minor concern is that a child reading this book might think that diseases are causes by evil spirits (but this is why we the adults are there to expain and discuss if needed). Overall, it is an excellent, thought-provoking (and emotion-stirring)fictional story, for readers 10 years-old and up.
Wasn't pleased....  Sep 13, 2009
I have read all 4 books in the "Time quartet" and this, BY FAR, is the worst. I mean it isn't the most horrible garbage in the world, it just isn't much of a story. I can only say read it yourself before you make decision!
Wonderful  Mar 2, 2009
A wonderful continuation of a promising series. Children will not be able to put it down. As good and evil fight it out over the life of one of the most important people in history. a child destined at a point in the future to save the world. This story makes a poignant statement about us all, and the battles that rage in all of us.

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