An Acceptable Time

An Acceptable Time

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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

Books by Madeleine L'Engle

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

A Wrinkle in Time: The GraphicNovel by Madeleine L'Engle; adapted & illustrated by HopeLarson: A graphic novel adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breakingscience fiction and fantasy classic.

Intergalactic P.S. 3 by Madeleine L'Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson: Astandalone 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 : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2007, c1989.
Edition: First Square Fish edition
ISBN: 9780312368586
Branch Call Number: j F L'ENGLE
Characteristics: 373 pages ; 19 cm.


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Jul 02, 2015

I agree with chibiberry. The rest of the series was much better and this one took extremely long to get into. Also, I did not like Zachary at all and I didn't see why they so easily forgave him, he deserved different. Not really worth time reading, in my opinion

chibiberry Jun 04, 2013

Having read the rest of the "time" quintet, this book was a serious disappointment.
The first 200 pages was just endless talking over the same things. And the fact that Mr. Murray, the guy who invented the tesserect technology, refused to believe that Polly could be tesserecting herself, was simply preposterous.


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