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"

 

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User Review  - marsap - LibraryThing

The Swiftly Tilting Planet is the 3rd book of the Time Quintet series by Madeleine L'Engle. The book begins on Thanksgiving evening, 10 years after the events of the previous book. Meg is now married ... Read full review

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This is the first book by L'Engle that I have read. For a relatively short book it is full of different characters and stories that would easily fill an adult book of twice the size. Charles Wallace ... Read full review

Contents

In this fateful hour
3
Alt Heaven with its power
29
The sun with its brightness
48
The snow with its whiteness
67
The fire with aU the strength it hath
87
The lightning with its rapid wrath
107
The winds with their swiftness 249
149
The sea with its deepness
159
The rocks with their steepness
187
The earth with Us starkness
210
All these I place
227
Between myself and the powers of darkness
268
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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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