A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, #1) by Madeleine LEngleIt was a dark and stormy night.
Out of this wild night, a strange visitor comes to the Murry house and beckons Meg, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin OKeefe on a most dangerous and extraordinary adventure - one that will threaten their lives and our universe.
Winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal, A Wrinkle in Time is the first book in Madeleine LEngles classic Time Quintet.
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Whatsit explains: a star has given its life in battle with the Black Thing. It comes out that Mrs. Whatsit used to be a star herself, but sacrificed herself in battle. Meg realizes that Mrs. Whatsit's human form is only a small part of her total being, that there's more to her than Meg had ever guessed, or that her puny human understanding ever could know.
The Happy Medium next uses her crystal ball to show the children a battle between the Dark Thing and the stars. Whatsit explains that they have just witnessed a star sacrificing its life to fight the Dark Thing, and Charles Wallace correctly guesses that Mrs. Whatsit was once a star who gave up her celestial existence in this way. The children are deeply moved by her sacrifice, and Charles Wallace kisses her in token of their gratitude. The Happy Medium wishes to leave the children with a more pleasant vision before they depart, so despite Mrs. Which's protestations, she provides them with a glimpse of their mothers.
The Happy Medium shows the children a patch of dark sky, where the horror of the Dark Thing makes them sick. Suddenly, through the darkness, a bright light shines, dispelling the evil and making the sky normal again. Whatsit explains that a star gave up its life to fight the darkness. Meg, Charles and Calvin learn that Mrs. Whatsit was once a star that gave up its life to fight.