A Wrinkle in Time

by Madeleine L'Engle

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Book Information

Publication Date: January 1, 1962


Reading Level: Lexile Measure 740L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level W


Interest Level: Grades 5 - 8


Major Awards: 1963 Newbery Medal Winner


Number of Pages: 228 pages


Approximate Word Count: 78,080 words -- The average reader will spend 5 hours and 12 minutes reading A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet) at 250 words per minute.*


Audible Book Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins


Book Themes: Power of Love, Value of Individuality, Good vs Evil


Genre: Children's Literature, Fantasy, Quest


Setting: Planets of Earth, Uriel, the Happy Medium planet, Camazotz, and Ixchel


Important Quote: Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You're given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself.


First Line: It was a dark and stormy night.


Point of View: Third Person (Limited Omniscient)


*Estimate from Reading Length

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A Wrinkle in Time

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