A Swiftly Tilting Planet

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1979 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 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

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I have owned this book (paperback version) for years, I and know I read at least the first half of it because that seems familiar. But the second half was new to me on this listen. So, I'm guessing ... Read full review

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I can't quite put my finger on why I was dissatisfied with this story but I was.I never felt that any of the characters were ever in any real jeopardy. Nor at the end of the book did I feel any of the ... Read full review

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About the author (1979)

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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