Intergalactic P.S. 3
Visit the world of A Wrinkle in Time in this new standalone story!This standalone chapter book gives young listeners the perfect entry into the world of Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time, and lifelong fans of the Time Quintet will recognize characters and settings from A Wind in the Door, the second book in the beloved series. Thoughtful, adventurous, and unique, Intergalactic P.S. 3 is a stunning story of the power of love to span the universe.Charles Wallace Murry is old enough to start school, but his sister, Meg, and their friend Calvin know he isn't cut out for school on Earth-Meg worries that he'll be more misunderstood than ever. Luckily, with the help of the three celestial creatures Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who, and Mrs Which, there is another place where Charles Wallace can get his education: Intergalactic P.S. 3, a public school in a completely different galaxy. The three children travel through time and space to reach the school, but for them all to make it home safely, Meg must undergo a test that will challenge her inner strength, her perspective, and her ability to protect the ones she loves.

Intergalactic P.S. 3 Details

TitleIntergalactic P.S. 3
Author
ReleaseFeb 6th, 2018
PublisherListening Library
ISBN-139780525634058
Rating
GenreFantasy, Science Fiction, Fiction, Childrens, Middle Grade

Intergalactic P.S. 3 Review

  • RuthAnn
    January 1, 1970
    I read Intergalactic P.S. 3 the day I got it, and I finished it in one go, which means I’ve been siting on these thoughts for 10 days. So, I’m cringing here, because I really did not like it. Clicking that 1 star was painful for me. The cover says that this is “a Wrinkle in Time story,” and yes, it involves Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin. However, in my opinion, the story feels more like an early draft of A Wind in the Door. In general, I have a hard time with posthumous publications. I don’t I read Intergalactic P.S. 3 the day I got it, and I finished it in one go, which means I’ve been siting on these thoughts for 10 days. So, I’m cringing here, because I really did not like it. Clicking that 1 star was painful for me. The cover says that this is “a Wrinkle in Time story,” and yes, it involves Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin. However, in my opinion, the story feels more like an early draft of A Wind in the Door. In general, I have a hard time with posthumous publications. I don’t have high confidence that the author intended the work to be published at all, and even if so, perhaps not in the form it takes. I’m even more leery of posthumous publication for Madeleine books. She was so prolific in her career and had access to so many different genres that I can’t imagine she had some languishing Great Work that was as yet undiscovered. In this case, it’s not just that Intergalactic P.S. 3 doesn’t add to the Wrinkle world; I think it takes away from the story in A Wind in the Door. If someone asks me about this story, I will encourage that person to skip it altogether and read A Wind in the Door. Basically, if you have read that book, it will spoil this story for you, and vice versa. It just makes me sad.
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  • Renata
    January 1, 1970
    I'm not really sure who this is for? It seems like it would be confusing to a child who was too young to read the original Wrinkle in Time books. I see it was originally published as a kind of bonus short story and that seems like...where it should remain tbh. Or if they really wanted to publish this as its own thing maybe have Hope Larson adapt it into a full graphic novel instead of the illustrated...long...picture book...thing that it currently is? like listen I'm very sorry that Madeleine L' I'm not really sure who this is for? It seems like it would be confusing to a child who was too young to read the original Wrinkle in Time books. I see it was originally published as a kind of bonus short story and that seems like...where it should remain tbh. Or if they really wanted to publish this as its own thing maybe have Hope Larson adapt it into a full graphic novel instead of the illustrated...long...picture book...thing that it currently is? like listen I'm very sorry that Madeleine L'Engle is dead too but let's leave her old drafts/short stories be.
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  • Courtney
    January 1, 1970
    It feels like an early draft of a chapter of A Wind In The Door...with almost the exact scene of the Mr Jenkins test. Its really pointless if you have read that amazing book. Apparently this was actually published in 1970. My guess is that it was originally going to be 3 stories but then L'Engle decided to write a novel instead, and thank goodness she did! Definitely feel free to skip this one.
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    I LOVE the Time Quintet by Madeleine L'Engle. But this really does just feel like an early draft of an early chapter for the 2nd book, A Wind in the Door. I still liked it, simply because of how much I love the world she created. But I can understand why some people are giving it only one or two stars.
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  • Kyle
    January 1, 1970
    Oof. What to think of this bizarre hybrid entry in the world of L'Engle's Time Quintet?I was excited to learn of this previously unpublished (at least in book form) work of Madeleine L'Engle's. I was hoping for one last fun adventure with Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin. Unfortunately, this was not to be.Despite its marketing it's not really a new story - the bulk of the book is almost a direct extract from "A Wind in the Door". There is some new material at the beginning of the slim volume whi Oof. What to think of this bizarre hybrid entry in the world of L'Engle's Time Quintet?I was excited to learn of this previously unpublished (at least in book form) work of Madeleine L'Engle's. I was hoping for one last fun adventure with Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin. Unfortunately, this was not to be.Despite its marketing it's not really a new story - the bulk of the book is almost a direct extract from "A Wind in the Door". There is some new material at the beginning of the slim volume which seems to set it in between "Wrinkle" and "Wind" but because of the heavy lifting from "Wind" later on there's no way one could possibly read this in between the two without re-reading some of the same material in the later volume. It's possible L'Engle meant this piece to be an "introductory" read for younger readers exploring her works for the first time, but the writing is still a bit too advanced for your average first and second grader. And why would she not choose to make a regular adaptation of "Wind" instead of this weird composite piece that doesn't really fit within any of the previous works?Overall "Intergalactic P.S.3" has just left me befuddled.
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  • Amber Webb
    January 1, 1970
    Intergalactic P.S. 3 is an introduction to A Wrinkle In Time but for younger readers. It is set up as a quick, easy-to-read chapter book. That being said, I stumbled through the first chapter not sure if any young reader would be able to hang on through it. My 7-year-old quickly lost interest and wanted to move on to another book. BUT, as soon as we go through the first chapter, we couldn't put it down. We had to know the fate of Charles Wallace, Margaret, Calvin and their assigned partners in t Intergalactic P.S. 3 is an introduction to A Wrinkle In Time but for younger readers. It is set up as a quick, easy-to-read chapter book. That being said, I stumbled through the first chapter not sure if any young reader would be able to hang on through it. My 7-year-old quickly lost interest and wanted to move on to another book. BUT, as soon as we go through the first chapter, we couldn't put it down. We had to know the fate of Charles Wallace, Margaret, Calvin and their assigned partners in this new place. Hope Larson's illustrations were amazing and added so much intrigue and interest to the story. We ended up reading the entire book in one sitting. Madeleine L'Engle has a very magical, fantastical brain and she gives us a glimpse in this mini Wrinkle story. I only wish there could be more to this one book.
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  • Pam
    January 1, 1970
    Charles Wallace is so precocious that he must go to an intergalactic school where he won't get jumped for being himself. Meg and Calvin go with him. Prospective students are paired up with other prospective students from other planets and are tested before admission. Neg and her partner must reveal which of several teachers is actually Meg's real teacher. The themes of love, as well as being yourself, are strong.I had not read many of Madeleine L'Engke's books, but loved A Wrinkle In Time, and w Charles Wallace is so precocious that he must go to an intergalactic school where he won't get jumped for being himself. Meg and Calvin go with him. Prospective students are paired up with other prospective students from other planets and are tested before admission. Neg and her partner must reveal which of several teachers is actually Meg's real teacher. The themes of love, as well as being yourself, are strong.I had not read many of Madeleine L'Engke's books, but loved A Wrinkle In Time, and with that movie just released I thought I would expand my reading.This is so short, it seems like a part of a longer book. Reading other reviews, it appears I need to read A Wind In The Door, and should have skipped this posthumously published work.
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  • Kathleen
    January 1, 1970
    I can't quite sort out what to think of this. This book will likely only be appreciated by fans of L'engles "A Wrinkle in Time" or "A Wind in the Door". Originally published in 1970 for a special program (Children's Book Council Book Week in 1970) , its a short story that is the framework for what later became a Wind in the Door. Essentially, one of the most pivotal scenes at it's core and essence - that with the 3 Mr. Jenkins for the inquiring minds. I took it with a grain of salt as I don't be I can't quite sort out what to think of this. This book will likely only be appreciated by fans of L'engles "A Wrinkle in Time" or "A Wind in the Door". Originally published in 1970 for a special program (Children's Book Council Book Week in 1970) , its a short story that is the framework for what later became a Wind in the Door. Essentially, one of the most pivotal scenes at it's core and essence - that with the 3 Mr. Jenkins for the inquiring minds. I took it with a grain of salt as I don't believe it was ever really meant to be published in short story or book form. While not bad, I'm curious how readers who are not familiar with the characters would enjoy it. I don't think it would stand alone well. So worth a 45 minute read, for a select audience.
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  • Kate
    January 1, 1970
    I have read every Madeleine L'Engle novel and while I like some much better than others I enjoy all of them at least in part. This is not one of my favorite books by her but it is still quite good. Her writing style always engages me and I find at least one character in every one of her books that I can relate to in some way.
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  • Denice Hein
    January 1, 1970
    After the movie, this continuation of Meg, Charles Wallace and Calvin's adventures is wonderful! I was super excited to see that a series was written and suprised to find out this one isn't the first one after Wrinkle in Time! It's a fabulous stand alone that will stir readers' imagination and desire for more. 2-5th graders will keep this one off the shelf.
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  • Natalie Waddell-Rutter
    January 1, 1970
    It's a perfectly fine story, but it felt really familiar. I think L'Engle used the idea of Naming Mr. Jenkins and the cherubim in another of the Time Quartet books. For a kid just starting to read the series, it would be quite enjoyable. It's short, too, so easy to finish.Sadly, I also wasn't a bit fan of the illustrations, mainly because they pinned down exactly what the Mrs. Ws looked like, which wasn't what I'd pictured in my head. It wasn't that the illustrations were bad. They just didn't m It's a perfectly fine story, but it felt really familiar. I think L'Engle used the idea of Naming Mr. Jenkins and the cherubim in another of the Time Quartet books. For a kid just starting to read the series, it would be quite enjoyable. It's short, too, so easy to finish.Sadly, I also wasn't a bit fan of the illustrations, mainly because they pinned down exactly what the Mrs. Ws looked like, which wasn't what I'd pictured in my head. It wasn't that the illustrations were bad. They just didn't match my mental picture. It's also why I'm not sure I want to see the movie.
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  • Mighty Cookie
    January 1, 1970
    Meh. It's ok I guess. I didn't really like it. (1) because it's too short. They only show Meg's side of the story. (2) What happens after? Idk if it's just me, but it sorta seems . . . Kinda incomplete . . .
  • Ellen Zarate
    January 1, 1970
    This book takes place after A Wrinkle in Time but is on an easier reading level. I think it will make young readers want to pick up the classic, but the chronology isn't ideal.
  • Suzy Gaeta
    January 1, 1970
    I liked this book, but thought it should have been the introductory chapters to a much longer book. It was over almost as soon as it began.
  • Lori Gibbany
    January 1, 1970
    Interesting addition to the wrinkle in time books. Little disappointed in Meg but still a good story
  • Beverly
    January 1, 1970
    Published in 1970, and now re-released with new artwork by Hope Larson. Interesting story, but not quite as good as Wrinkle.
  • Gail Morris
    January 1, 1970
    Good story for younger readers to introduce them to the Wrinkle in Time series.
  • Christa
    January 1, 1970
    It was okay. I listened to the audio book and may have liked it better just reading it. The closer to the ending, the better it got.
  • Kathryn
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed revisiting Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin; but other reviews are right - this reads like a short story that was later expanded into Wind in the Door .
  • Simonew
    January 1, 1970
    Very amusing, very short...totally entertaining.
  • Doni
    January 1, 1970
    This is really just an extraction from A Wind In the Door.
  • Ralph Bowman
    January 1, 1970
    Once again it's Meg's love that saves the day...A very lovely follow up to A Wrinkle in Time. I enjoyed the books when I was young and still do!
  • Marie Valenzuela
    January 1, 1970
    The story takes place shortly after "A Wrinkle in Time," and is the basis for "A Wind in the Door." As a stand alone story, it lacks context for readers unfamiliar with "Wrinkle," and is somewhat disconcerting for those who have read "Wind." Nonetheless, it is well-written, and the illustrations add a lot to the story. Although it is unlikely that I would re-read it on my own, I look forward to reading it aloud with a child should the opportunity present itself.
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  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    it's like a draft of the second book of the quartet and the characters aren't quite themselves.
  • Ms. Yingling
    January 1, 1970
    Public library copyI can see this illustrated chapter book being bought by a lot of elementary schools who want to introduce readers to the characters they have met in The Wrinkle in Time movie, but this did not work for me. Why? I have an intense hatred of Charles Wallace that I had forgotten! I adored Meg, I owned a paperback copy of the original book for years and years, but I never liked Charles Wallace and his little pajama'd feet and his precociousness. Those are in full force in this book Public library copyI can see this illustrated chapter book being bought by a lot of elementary schools who want to introduce readers to the characters they have met in The Wrinkle in Time movie, but this did not work for me. Why? I have an intense hatred of Charles Wallace that I had forgotten! I adored Meg, I owned a paperback copy of the original book for years and years, but I never liked Charles Wallace and his little pajama'd feet and his precociousness. Those are in full force in this book-- the kid is so freaky that he has to go to school on another planet. Um, no thank you. I have enough trouble getting readers to pick up the original book, so I am going to pass on purchasing this one.
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  • Sheryl
    January 1, 1970
    Stumbled upon this when I was looking up the series. This felt unnecessary and I guess it wasn't officially part of the series anyway. This seemed to be an earlier draft for AWIT but at this point, I love the characters too much to rate it any lower. Also, I acknowledge L'Engle's great writing.2019 Around the Year in 52 Books: A book you stumbled upon - 10/52
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