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An Acceptable Time (Time, Bk 5)
An Acceptable Time - Time, Bk 5
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
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 -...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780440208143
ISBN-10: 0440208149
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 368
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 118 ratings
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed An Acceptable Time (Time, Bk 5) on + 10 more book reviews
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More about the Murry family. You first met them in A Wrinkle In Time. The main character in this book is Meg's daughter Polly. She visits her grandparents and steps into another time.
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From Publishers Weekly: "For this time-slip novel, L'Engle again reaches into her bag of weird and wonderful knowledge, blending snippets of tantalizing information from a variety of disciplines--history, natural history, physics and Christian metaphysics, to name a few--into a rich and heady brew. Red-haired Polly O'Keefe (last seen in A House Like a Lotus ) arrives at her grandparents' farm in Connecticut for some private tutoring. There, in a landscape familiar to L'Engle fans (who will be pleased to know that the Nobel Prize-winning Mrs. Murry still cooks over a Bunsen burner), Polly slips back 3000 years into a different time "spiral." She meets Anaral, a Native American girl; Karralys, a druid banished from Britain for his progressive thinking; and Tav, a handsome warrior who accompanied the druid to their new land. Polly travels back and forth between the two worlds, and eventually her purpose becomes clear: with the aid of her new friends she forges peace between two clashing tribes, and helps Zachary Gray (also from A House Like a Lotus ), a self-centered but very ill young man. The story is laced together with L'Engle's now-familiar theme of the transcendent importance of love. This fine fantasy, firmly rooted in reality, is the kind of thoughtful story at which L'Engle excels. Ages 12-up."
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Review: "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
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Another in L'Engles Murry-O'Keefe series. Good continuation of this saga.
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This was a fairly good read, although I got the impression I had missed an earlier book in the series. Although I think it was written in 89 or thereabouts, it still had a timeless feel. I was somewhat disappointed that the rest of the family didn't make an appearance.
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The series does get confusing to figure out...passing that, I love her books.
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a very good ending to the series.