Many Waters Overview

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Many Waters is the fourth of Madeleine L'Engle's books about the Murry family, a group first introduced in her Newbery award-winning novel, A Wrinkle in Time. The Murrys are also the focus of two other books, A Wind in the Door and A Swiftly Tilting Planet. In Many Waters, L'Engle's protagonists are the Murry twins, Sandy (Alexander) and Dennys, the "normal," well-adapted members of the clan, who, up until this book, have never participated in any of the mystical adventures of their siblings, Meg and Charles Wallace.

Donald Hettinga, L'Engle's biographer, has noted that the narrative strategy of Many Waters sets it apart from the earlier Murry books. In the other novels, events are filtered through the consciousness of Meg, who only appears in the last two paragraphs of this book. In contrast, Many Waters takes the reader into the minds of a variety of characters, allowing the...

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