|Sandy and Dennys on the cover of Many Waters (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Title: Many Waters
Author: Madeline L’Engle
Main Characters: Sandy Murray, Dennys Murray, Grandfather Lamech, Noah Japheth, Shem, Ham, Oholibamah, Yalith, Mahlah, Annah, Elisheba, Matred, Tiglah, Eblis, Ugeil, Higgaion, Ariel, Adnarel, El, Alarid.
Description of one of the main characters:
Japheth is the son of Noah and Matred. He is the grandson of Grandfather Lamech. He meets the Murray twins first. His wife’s name is Oholibamah. Shem and Ham are his brothers. Yalith is his sister. He helps Sandy find Dennys.
Whom I like and why: I like Yalith as she is a brave girl. She is a kind girl. She goes off with Ariel, a Seraphim, when she gets to know that there is going to be “many waters” which is going to destroy the world.
Whom I dislike and why: I dislike Tiglah as she is wicked. She hates Sandy and Dennys. When Dennys accidently came into Tiglah’s house in a unicorn, she threw him out.
Setting/theme of the story: Sandy and Dennys Murray, the Murray twins go into their mother’s lab, without reading the sign – EXPERIMENT IN PROGRESS. PLEASE KEEP OUT – on the door, to take the bottle of Cocoa. They try to work on their dad’s time travel experiment and when the computer asks them where they want to go, they think it’s just like a toy and reply:
SOME PLACE WARM AND SPARSELY POPULATED. LOW HUMIDITY.
Suddenly, there is an explosion and the twins land in a desert. They meet a man named Japeth and his mammoth, Higgaion. Sandy and Dennys go to Grandfather Lamech’s house in the unicorns with Japeth. But Denny’s unicorn vanishes and Japheth goes in search of Dennys. Later Dennys is found lying almost dead in Noah’s tent. When Japeth who goes back, giving up searching for Dennys for that day, to Noah’s tent, he finds Dennys there. The ladies in the house – Yalith, Matred, Oholibamah, Annah and Elibisha – take care of Dennys. Dennys recoves and meets Sandy in grandfather Lamech house. Then, suddenly, Grandfather Lamech dies. El, the God, tells Noah to build and ark as there are going to be “many waters” soon. Dennys and Sandy find out that the Noah they know is the same Noah who comes in the story of Noah’s ark which was taught to them in the Sunday school. They knew the story very well. Flood is going to come and Sandy and Dennys have to escape before it comes as they cannot got on Noah’s Ark. It wasn’t that way in the story. They realise that they had come back on time. With the help of Alarid they take a quantum leap to their own time. They are back in their mother’s lab. The Murray twins have had an adventure.
Part I enjoyed the most: I enjoyed the part when Sandy and Dennys meet Japeth and the mammoth Higgaigon. Japheth doesn’t believe the they are 2 people as there is nothing called ‘twins’ during his time.