Many Waters

Many Waters

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The third book in Madeleine L'Engle's spellbinding A Wrinkle in Time Quintet.

"Another provocative spellbinding tale." -- Philadelphia Inquirer

Some things have to be believed to be seen.

Sandy and Dennys have always been the normal, run-of-the-mill ones in the extraodinary Murry family. They garden, make an occasional A in school, and play baseball. Nothing especially interesting has happened to the twins until they accidentally interrupt their father's experiment.

Then the two boys are thrown across time and space. They find themselves alone in the desert, where, if they believe in unicorns, they can find unicorns, and whether they believe or not, mammoths and manticores will find them.

The twins are rescued by Japheth, a man from the nearby oasis, but before he can bring them to safety, Dennys gets lost. Each boy is quickly embroiled in the conflicts of this time and place, whose populations includes winged seraphim, a few stray mythic beasts, perilous and beautiful nephilim, and small, long lived humans who consider Sandy and Dennys giants. The boys find they have more to do in the oasis than simply getting themselves home--they have to reunite an estranged father and son,but it won't be easy, especially when the son is named Noah and he's about to start building a boat in the desert.

Praise for Many Waters :

"Sandy and Dennys, twins and middle children in the Newbery-winning A Wrinkle in Time , are transported to the time just before the Flood. . . This will be enjoyed for its suspense and humor as well as its other levels of meaning." -- Kirkus Reviews

"L'Engle blends speculative fiction with biblical theology to create another provocative spellbinding tale." -- Philadelphia Inquirer

Books by Madeleine L'Engle

A Wrinkle in Time
A Wind in the Door
A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Many Waters
An Acceptable Time

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle; adapted & illustrated by Hope Larson: A graphic novel adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic.

Intergalactic P.S. 3 by Madeleine L'Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson: A standalone story set in the world of A Wrinkle in Time !

The Austin Family Chronicles
Meet the Austins (Volume 1)
The Moon by Night (Volume 2)
The Young Unicorns (Volume 3)
A Ring of Endless Light (Volume 4) A Newbery Honor book!
Troubling a Star (Volume 5)

The Polly O'Keefe books
The Arm of the Starfish
Dragons in the Waters
A House Like a Lotus

And Both Were Young


The Joys of Love

Publisher: New York : Square Fish, 2007, c1986.
Edition: 1st Square Fish ed.
ISBN: 9780312368579
Characteristics: 357 p. ; 20 cm.


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Jul 18, 2017

I didn't think I would be as interested in this book as I actually was. It combined many different genres into something new. I really recommend it to anyone who likes fiction mixed with non-fiction, science-fiction, and biblical stories.

Jul 01, 2015

I didn't like this book very much. The plot was boring to me, but I think others will like it.

yellow_wolf_107 Jun 29, 2015

Again, awesome book Madeline L'Engle, I definetley recomend it for science fiction lovers!

Jul 25, 2014

Fantastic book!! Mrs. L'Engle does it again, This fantastic fourth installment of the Time Quintet tells the story of Noah, but this time with Sandy and Dennys. All fans of L'Engle's works with love this story!

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Jul 01, 2015

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Sep 18, 2014

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Jul 25, 2014

Sandy and Dennys are cominghome from Hockey practice, and they are bent on making some Hot Chocolate. When they fiddle with one of their Dad's experiments, they get flung back to the time of Noah, and the flood. . . . .


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Jul 25, 2014

Sexual Content: Kissing.


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Jul 25, 2014

"Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it"

-Sandy, Dennys, and Yahila

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