A Swiftly Tilting Planet

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Dell, 1978 - Juvenile Fiction - 278 pages
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In this companion volume to "A Wrinkle In Time" (Newbery Award winner) and "A Wind In The Door" fifteen-year-old Charles Wallace and the unicorn Gaudior undertake a perilous journey through time in a desperate attempt to stop the destruction of the world by the mad dictator Madog Branzillo. They are not alone in their quest. Charles Wallace's sister, Meg--grown and expecting her first child, but still able to enter her brother's thoughts and emotions by "kything"--goes with him in spirit. But in overcoming the challenges, Charles Wallace must face the ultimate test of his faith and will, as he is sent within four people from another time, there to search for a way to avert the tragedy threatening them all. "L'Engle's gifts are at their most impressive here." -- "Publisher's Weekly" "From the Paperback edition."

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User Review  - Stormydawnc - LibraryThing

This is one of the least popular books that follow A Wrinkle in Time, but ti's my favorite. I'm a sucker for time travel, I suppose. Charles Wallace is a much more interesting character here than he ... Read full review

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User Review  - kaylaraeintheway - LibraryThing

A Swiftly Tilting Planet, the third book in L'Engle's "Time Quintet" is typical L'Engle (and I mean that in the best, most loving way possible!). She explores big themes in this book, among them good ... Read full review

Contents

In this fateful hour
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All Heaven with its power
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The sun with its brightness
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About the author (1978)

Author Madeleine L'Engle was born in New York City on November 29, 1918. She graduated from Smith College. She is best known for A Wrinkle in Time (1962), which won the 1963 Newbery Medal for best American children's book. While many of her novels blend science fiction and fantasy, she has also written a series of autobiographical books, including Two Part Invention: The Story of a Marriage, which deals with the illness and death of her husband, soap opera actor Hugh Franklin. In 2004, she received a National Humanities Medal from President George W. Bush. She died on September 6, 2007 of natural causes. Since 1976, Wheaton College in Illinois has maintained a special collection of L'Engle's papers, and a variety of other materials, dating back to 1919.

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