A Swiftly Tilting Planet

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Random House LLC, 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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A great introduction to the genre for any child. - LibraryThing
Another thing that displeased was the ending. - LibraryThing
Identify the insight and truths about the protagonist. - LibraryThing
The plot is vague, as far as any ultimate goal goes. - LibraryThing
Stars for Characterization) Age: Middle School - LibraryThing
It's indelibly woven into the plot, even. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - steadfastreader - LibraryThing

This is what? The sixth or seventh time I've read this book? I admit that its been too long since I've visited my old friends Meg, Calvin, and Charles Wallace, but the time came with the publication ... Read full review

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User Review  - Anna.Nash - LibraryThing

I feel I have been missing out because I hadn't read this book before. Itís the story of Meg, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin. They meet the missus and go on a cosmic adventure to ... Read full review

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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 all 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 its 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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