A Wind in the Door characters Ó 7

review A Wind in the Door

A Wind in the Door characters Ó 7 ½ Alternate cover for ISBN 0440487617There are dragons in the twins' vegetable garden announces six year old Charles Wallace Murry in the opening sentence of The Wind in the Door His older sister Meg doubts it She figures he's seen something strange but dragons—a dollop of dragons a drove of dragons even a driveRles Wallace is right about the dragons though the sea of eyes merry eyes wise eyes ferocious eyes kitten eyes dragon eyes opening and closing and wings in constant motion is actually a benevolent cherubim of a singularly plural sort named Proginoskes who has come to help save Charles Wallace from a serious illnessWhen it becomes clear that the Echthroi are put. there are some things i think that you read that will always stick with you for me one of those things is the scene in this book with progo and the discussion he has with meg about the importance of naming how once you are named you are no matter what i read this later again in college and i read it as a history student and through that lens it says fascinating things about the relationship of history and memory and what history is and how we leave legacies like many of l'engle's books the theological element is present without being completely clear this was in a sense i think her attempt to answer the uestion of life after death and also as all her books uestion how bad and good can exist together in a universe created by a loving god the three mr jenkins scene is pretty memorable as well plus the idea of the little farandola in the mitochondria her images are so clear and creative such a wonderful blend of fact and fiction

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Ting Charles Wallace in danger the only logical course of action is for Meg and her dear friend Calvin O'Keefe to become small enough to go inside Charles Wallace's body into one of his mitochondria to see what's going wrong with his farandolae Can this intrepid group voyage through time and space and muster all their strength of character to save Charles Walla. I feel like this book is too often asked to be another Wrinkle in Time when in fact its sparse cast of characters and relatively uneventful narrative seem like L'Engle's deliberate effort to make it the opposite Wrinkle is all about recognizing the universal song of the cosmos and stepping into it A Wind the Door however is about recognizing the cosmos already inside the entity of the human being and how our choices and sense of identity have an immeasurable effect on the song itself L'Engle makes the point that biologically we are a galaxy unto ourselves and she brings this point home by literally reducing her main cast of characters to a molecular level The bizarre metaphor works thanks to some beautiful imagery and a palpable sense of world ending conflictOnce again there is endless insight into the nature of human relationships good and evil faith science identity knowledge and the subconscious The concepts of Echthroi and kything are introduced two ideas and words that have stayed with me since I was very young L'Engle never writes without something important to say; part of what makes reading her so rewarding And the older I get the her books speak to me I don't think I'll ever stop returning to them

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A Wind in the DoorAlternate cover for ISBN 0440487617There are dragons in the twins' vegetable garden announces six year old Charles Wallace Murry in the opening sentence of The Wind in the Door His older sister Meg doubts it She figures he's seen something strange but dragons a dollop of dragons a drove of dragons even a drive of dragons seem highly unlikely As it turns out Cha. Now this is what I'm talking about If 'A Wrinkle in Time' is hot cocoa then this book was Ghiredelli's Peppermint Hot Cocoa with marshmallows and 100 SeriouslyTrusting the advice of those I loved I decided to perserver and finish 'The Time uartet' So it was onto AWITD and it rooked Wow that was me spelling rocked I thought it was entertaining so I left it for your enjoyment Anyway I digressThis book was great It joins the same crew; Meg Charles Wallace and Calvin and throws in some new adventurers including dragons Now any book that starts off with dragons is probably going to be a winner in my book But this time they are not rescuing their father or the universe itself although that could be suggested in a round about way but they are trying to save cute Charles Wallace my fav I won't really go into the details but it's goodAgain I was so impressed with her ability to combine Chrisitan beliefs and Scripture with a uantum phsyicsbiological fantasty based adventure story Wow that was a wierd sentence There was just so much good theology in there that I kept thinking about it chewing on it applying to my own life I just really enjoyed it and the end Whew That's what really made it Can I just say Progo I love you and Meg way to make nothing into something You ruleGo read this one it's a winner