Family Book of The Day:
Madeleine L’Engle’s ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, now a major motion picture.
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 sit down for a moment, and then I’ll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract.”
A tesseract (in case the reader doesn’t know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L’Engle’s unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O’Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg’s father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.
A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It is the first book in The Time Quintet, which consists of A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time.
A Wrinkle in Time is now a movie from Disney, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling.
Today’s Book of The Day is sponsored by this week’s Kids’ eBook of The Week:
Success comes at a steep price, if you are willing to pay it.
Sammy Taylor was 1940’s Hollywood’s next big thing. At only 14, he is entering a crucial age for child actors in an industry known for chewing them up and spitting them out. Knowing he doesn’t have much more time to move into older, adult parts, and with his contract expiring at his current studio, Sammy follows along as his mother and agent seek a new home. None other than the biggest major, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer!
Life is beginning to look up, but when his mother is arrested for passing counterfeit money, Sammy sees his world start to fall apart. His All-American film image in jeopardy, as well as his future career, Sammy starts a private investigation into where the money came from. His problems are only beginning as other characters settle on his heels: a man who may or may not be a Federal agent, a German-speaking man ransacking his room, plus a mysterious hooded and cloaked figure.
Events spiral out of control as Sammy discovers a wide reaching conspiracy reaching all the way back to Nazi Germany. Time is running out as Sammy and his friend collide with nefarious forces bent on the destruction of the United States economy – and them, if they get in the way.
And there’s one truth about Hollywood – nothing is what it seems.