Wrinkle in Time, A (hardbound)
Children become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for a missing scientist father who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government. They embark on a dangerous journey through space by means of a 'tesseract,' or wrinkle in time, to the dark planet Camazotz, whose puppet-like inhabitants are controlled by IT, a disembodied brain. The exciting 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) turn into the classic struggle of good and evil. Author Madeline L'Engle won the 1963 Newbery Medal for this book. For ages 10-14.