Book Review: Many Waters by Madeleine L’Engle

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars

Age Recommended: 11 and up


Many Waters stands out in the Wrinkle of Time quintet, because the story’s focus is entirely on the Murry twins and there is almost no mention of Meg or Charles Wallace.

In this book, there are many fictional creatures but the story felt real all the same.

The story takes place during the time of Noah’s Ark and the twins are absolutely sure that they are there to change something. What that is, they don’t know.

Sandy and Dennys, the Murry twins, are home alone one time, and in playing with a new gizmo that their dad brought home they manage to go back in time!

They seem to have appeared in the middle of a desert and are badly sunburned. A man named Japheth (Noah’s son) finds the twins and summons unicorns to help them. Japheth takes Sandy and Dennys to his home where they are cared for.

The twins find out that Noah and his father (Japheth’s grandfather) are quarreling. The twins slowly heal the rift between father and son, but will they be able to find their way home?


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