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Book Report - A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle

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Transcript of Book Report - A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Faster than light. On a stormy night, Meg couldn't sleep because of a thunderstorm so she leaves from her attic to find her younger brother, Charles Wallace in the kitchen drinking milk and eating bread with jam at the kitchen table. Their mother soon joins them. They get an unexpected visit from Mrs. Whatsit. Mrs. Whatsit mentions to their mother, "there is such thing as a tesseract."
After school, Meg and Charles Wallace decide to visit Mrs. Whatsit. While they walk to Mrs., Whatsit's house, they bump into Calvin O'Keefe, one of the popular boys at school. They all go to Mrs. Whatsit's house. There they meet Mrs. Who. Later in the afternoon, Charles Wallace decides its time for them to go on their mission to save Mr. Murry.
They meet Mrs. Which. All 3 of the Mrs. W's take Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin to planet Uriel. Where Mrs. Whatsit transforms into a centaur. Then takes the children to the "Happy Medium" to show them "The Black Thing."
They travel to a planet called Camazotz, where their Mr. Murry is trapped., They soon meet a man who is controlled by a brain called IT. Charles Wallace lets IT take control over him. "Charles Wallace" take Meg and Calvin to Mr. Murry who is in a column. Mr. Murry tessers Meg, Calvin, and him to another planet called Ixchel. There they meet the beasts. Aunt Beast helps cure Meg. The Mrs.. W's appear again telling Meg to go back to Camazotz to save her brother. They tell her, her gift is love.
Meg goes back to planet Camazotz to save her brother. She focuses all her love on Charles Wallace which breaks IT's "spell" and set him free. Then the Mrs. W's tessers Meg, Charles Wallace, Calvin, and Mr. Murry back to Earth where they reunited with Mrs. Murry and the twins. Planet Camazotz Faster than light: L'Engle, Madeleine. Faster Than Light. 1962. Project RhoWeb. 26 Feb 2013. <http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/fasterlight.php>. Planet Camazotz: It was a dark and stormy night.... N.d. Margaret BoyetteWeb. 26 Feb 2013. <http://margaretboyette.weebly.com/>. Youtube Link: A Wrinkle in Time Part 7. 2011. Web. 26 Feb 2013. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxcDxSmAL70>. The story takes place in 4 different planets. Earth, Uriel, Camazotz, and Ixchel. Earth is our home planet. People are different and unique. The story starts here on this planet but at the Murry's home.

Uriel is a Utopia world filled with happiness. There are centaurs that roam there. The planet has tall mountains. The planet is described as a beautiful place. Meg was most amazed about this place.

Camaztoz is a similar planet like Earth. The people act the same and everything is the same. The food are tasteless. The pkanet is ruled by a brain named IT.

Ixchel is another planet like Camazotz. This is where the beasts come in the story. This place has no light even though it orbits around the same sun as the Camazotz. The planet is ruled by the 3 beasts. Meg Murry is the outcast in her family. She adores her mother and her 3 brothers, especially Charles Wallace. She has brown hair, glasses, and braces. She feels insecure about her looks when she compares herself to her mother. She soon faces her fears to save Charles Wallace.
Charles Wallace Murry is the youngest child and the smartest. He is very loving, especially to his sister Meg. When he travels to Camazotz, he falls into IT''s "spell" but was able to block IT out of his mind the first time but not the second time.
Calvin O'Keefe is tall, thin, and has red-hair. He isn't very smart at math but studies to stay on the basketball team. He is also one of the popular boys at school.
Mrs. Whatsit is a very old woman that lives in a "haunted house." She lives with her 2 friends, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which. Mrs. Whatsit is the youngest of the Mrs. W's. She later transforms into a centaur.
Mrs. Who is a plump woman with spectacles. She quotes from Latin, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Portuguese, and Greek. She finds difficult to verbalize in her own words.
Mrs. Which is the wisest of the Mrs. W's and is the leader of them.
IT is a bodiless brain that controls the planet Camazotz. The 3 Beasts
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