A Wind in the Door

A Wind in the Door

Book - 1973
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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 theevil 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.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ©1973
ISBN: 9780374384432
Branch Call Number: LENGLE
Characteristics: 211 p


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Oct 18, 2018

I loved that one question grappled with in this book was "What is reality?"

Jul 28, 2018

I found A Wind in the Door confusing and lacking the action and excitement of A Wrinkle in Time. It had a decent start, but once Meg and Progo started on their first task, it went really slow, and after a while it just felt like nothing was happening. Two or three chapters were spent with Meg trying to figure out the Mr. Jenkinses (and the chapters are really long!). Then, in the last half, they were in Charles Wallace's mitochondria; they couldn't even see or anything, but the story just kept going and going and going, with nothing happening! The ending was also very weird. I was looking forward to reading the sequel to A Wrinkle in Time, hoping it would be as amazing as the first book was, but sadly I wouldn't recommend it.

Mar 14, 2018

My son and I just finished reading the book out loud. Make sure you look up the words you don't know. Adds so much more understanding. It had a good message that all kids should hear. Lovely book.

Oct 07, 2016

I can't really compare "A Wrinkle a time"to this book ! Both the best book I ever read. Seriously, I reread them 3 times already!!!My favorite is always the ending part (last 7 page) for some reason...

Jason Wheelock Aug 28, 2014

Good book, enjoyable story & very creative. I did, however, enjoy A Wrinkle In Time more than this. I think i had a hard time with the microscopic level when they could not see but only feel. For some reason it was hard to picture as it was devoid of any kind of description due to the nature of the situation. Still a great book. 3.5 stars

hania4987 Jan 07, 2014

dragons ... and cherubim ,,, and mitrochondria and farandolae ... oh my!

life lessons and universal truths

Oct 17, 2013

L O V E Madaline L'Engle's series on these children! Want to read all of them.

Sep 30, 2013

Not sure why A Wrinkle In Time (admittedly a great book) gets so much more attention than this one, which I found much more engaging.

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May 26, 2018

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Jul 28, 2018

Charles Wallace's farandolae are dying, so Meg, Calvin, Mr. Jenkins, a cherubim named Proginoskes, and a mysterious, dark, tall man named Blajeny set off to stop the Echthroi from Xing the universe. First Meg has to Name the real Mr. Jenkins, because two Echthroi imposters are trying to X Meg or something? Then the group travel into Charles Wallace, to a mitochondrion named Yadah, where a bunch of farandolae are trying to Deepen to become farae, but the Echthroi are trying to stop them by telling them to dance around, which would result in Charles Wallace dying. Luckily Meg convinces this one farandola named Sporos to stop their weird dancing and start Deepening. She hugs the Echthroi, Progo Xes himself, and all of a sudden Meg and Calvin are back in Charles Wallace's room, and everything is okay. Yes, it was weird.


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