A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle

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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 the evil 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.


About Madeleine L'Engle

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MADELEINE L’ENGLE (1918-2007) wrote more than 45 books for all ages, among them the beloved A Wrinkle in Time, awarded the Newbery Medal; A Ring of Endless Light, a Newbery Honor Book; A Swiftly Tilting Planet, winner of the American Book Award, and the Austin family series. L’Engle was named the 1998 recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards award, honoring her lifetime contribution in writing for teens.
Published April 1, 2010 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 256 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Having accomplished this task and thereby successfully differentiated Mr. Jenkins from two Echthroi impersonators, Meg journeys with Calvin and Mr. Jenkin's fight down into Charles Wallace's cells to lecture his warring farandolae on "the great plan" and every organism's "unique share in the free...

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They were unnaming farandolae from existence and that is the reason Charles Wallace is sick.

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But when Charles Wallace spots a dragon in the vegetable garden, he, Calvin, and Meg are thrown into a world of turmoil and forced to save the world.

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Characters take a frightening journey into another galaxy where they must take part in a cosmic battle in order to save Charles Wallace and themselves.

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