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An Acceptable Time

An Acceptable Time

(Book #5 in the Wrinkle in Time Quintet series)

$7.99

Book Overview: An Acceptable Time

An Acceptable Time, the final book in Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quintet, the series that began with the Newbery Award winner A Wrinkle in Time. While spending time with her grandparents, Alex and Kate Murry, Polly O'Keefe wanders into a time 3,000 years before her own.

A rich and heady brew . . . fine fantasy, firmly rooted in reality.'' --Publisher's Weekly

Under their feet, the ground seemed to tremble.

A flash of lightning, quivering ground, and, instead of her grandparents' farm, Polly sees mist and jagged mountains -- and coming toward her, a group of young men carrying spears.

Why has a time gate opened and dropped Polly into a world that existed 3,000 years ago? Will she be able to get back to the present before the time gate closes -- and leaves her to face a group of people who believe in human sacrifice?

Praise for An Acceptable Time:

"When Polly O'Keefe visits her grandparents in Connecticut, she finds herself caught up in the lives of three mysterious strangers [who lived] 3,000 years ago [and] travels back in time to play a crucial role in an ancient confrontation. . . L'Engle has again achieved the award-winning style of A Wrinkle in Time. . . Highly recommended." -- VOYA

A rich and heady brew . . . fine fantasy, firmly rooted in reality.'' -- Publisher's Weekly

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"When Polly O'Keefe visits her grandparents in Connecticut, she finds herself caught up in the lives of three mysterious strangers [who lived] 3,000 years ago [and] travels back in time to play a crucial role in an ancient confrontation...L'Engle has again achieved the award-winning style of A Wrinkle in Time. . .Highly recommended." -- VOYA

Madeleine L'Engle was an American author best known for her critically acclaimed young adult fiction, particularly her science fantasy series 'A Wrinkle in Time'. Born on November 29, 1918, in New York City, she found her passion for storytelling early on, eventually leading to a career rich in literary achievements, which spanned more than six decades and encompassed more than 60 books. L'Engle's literary journey began with her first book, "The Small Rain", published in 1945. However, she catapulted to fame with the publication of 'A Wrinkle in Time' in 1962, which bagged the prestigious Newbery Medal for excellence in children's literature. This book marked the beginning of the Time Quintet series, alluding to complex scientific concepts and eliciting unprecedented resonance across generations of young readers. While Madeleine L'Engle used her writing to navigate the convergence of science and faith, her works resonated well beyond this niche. She fearlessly explored subjects that were considered taboo, such as death, love, and human frailty. Her unique blend of realism and fantasy, combined with thoughtful interrogation of moral and philosophical questions, ensures that her legacy deliciously lives on. L'Engle passed away on September 6, 2007, leaving behind an enduring wealth of inspiration for readers of all ages.

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