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Ideas & Inspiration for A Wrinkle in Time

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From the Goodreads
It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. 

"Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me be on my way. Speaking of way, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract".

Meg's father had been experimenting with this fifth dimension of time travel when he mysteriously disappeared. Now the time has come for Meg, her friend Calvin, and Charles Wallace to rescue him. But can they outwit the forces of evil they will encounter on their heart-stopping journey through space?


Title-specific resources for your Book to Art Club


  • John Newbery Medal (1963)
  • Runner-Up, Hans Christian Andersen Award (1964)
  • Sequoyah Children’s Book Award (1965)
  • Lewis Carroll Shelf Award (1965) 

About the suggested projects:
This charming tale of science, fantasy, space travel and the power of love can inspire a variety of projects.  Create your own comic strip starting with It was a dark and stormy night..., like Hope Larson did in her graphic novel. Experiment with string art or origami to make your own tesseract or to demonstrate how a straight line is not the shortest distance between two points.  Design your very own A Wrinkle in Time book cover, build a tunnel book, or draw, paint or collage your very own fan art.  For bonus points, host a special book club movie night to show the film after the discussion.