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Subject: ISO A SPECIFIC edition of A Swiftly Tilting Planet or info
Date Posted: 7/14/2014 12:45 AM ET
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Hello all,

I have had this book on my wishlist for quite some time and have decided I need to be more aggressive in tracking it down!;-)

I love the children's fantasy covers by Jody Lee that were done for paperback reprints of several series. I have the entire set of the paperback reprints she did of The Chronicles of Prydain (a very lucky used bookstore find!) and have all but one of the Time Quintet books by Madeline L'Engle that she did. I have been trying to track down the last one, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, for a few years now and keep getting notifications for other editions being posted in my PaperbackSwap e-mail notices, so part of what I want to do is make absolute sure I've got the right ISBN for the book I'm looking for. I have been searching for ISBN-13 9789994041466, and I tracked that down from some serious book-nerd Google-fu detective work...I just wonder if anyone who actually owns this edition could confirm for me that that is the correct ISBN to be looking for. Also, if anyone has a copy of this or knows someone who does who would be willing to trade me for a book or credit, I would be EVER so grateful! I've checked Amazon and several used online bookstores, and whenever I go into a used bookshop with a kid's section, I check for this one--I've even gone as far as to e-mail Jody Lee herself to ask for info (these editions came out circa 1990 or 1991, so she wasn't able to give me very much info about tracking one down, unfortunately...but she was very nice and flattered that I enjoyed her work so much!:-))

If anyone could give me the info I'm looking for about the ISBN or point me in the direction of someone willing to trade this book, please let me know! Thanks!:-)

PS--I will be cross-posting this to two other PBS forums in hopes of better tracking it down...hope that's alright!

EDIT: It MIGHT be ISBN 0-440-40158-5 instead...the key is that I'm looking for the cover by Jody A Lee. Again, if anyone can confirm the ISBN for me, that would be super!

Date Posted: 8/13/2014 5:56 PM ET
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This website gives the 0-440-40158-5 ISBN as the only one with Jody Lee's cover art on it. I own this ISBN, but it was printed in 1981 and has the cover art which shows up on Amazon when you search for that particular ISBN, by Peter Sis. I think you might need to put a requester's condition for the specific year of 1991 to get the right cover, although I wish I had what you were looking for and could verify it for you!


Date Posted: 9/15/2014 4:35 PM ET
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The ISBN you are searching for was not in existence at the time the book was printed (1991).  Although you may find copies under that number [it is the conversion from the actual ISBN-10 number), you may have better luck with the ISBN-10 number 99940-41-46-0 although I suspect that is a bogus number. 


The Locus index http://www.locusmag.com/index/b294.htm

gives the following

  • * _A Swiftly Tilting Planet (Gold Books 0-340-51749-2, Jun ’91, £2.99, 256pp, pb, cover by Rowena Morrill) [Meg Murry] Reprint (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1978) young-adult sf novel.
  • * _A Swiftly Tilting Planet (Dell Yearling 0-440-40158-5, Dec ’91 [Nov ’91], $3.99, 278pp, tp, cover by Jody Lee) [Meg Murry] Reissue (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1978) young-adult fantasy novel; 14th printing.
  • * _A Swiftly Tilting Planet (Dell/Laurel-Leaf 0-440-90158-8, Jun ’98 [May ’98], $5.50, 256pp, pb, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [Meg Murry] Reissue (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1978) young-adult SF novel. This commemorative edition has the new series introduction by L’Engle. 44th printing.
  • * _A Swiftly Tilting Planet (Dell Yearling 0-440-40158-5, Jun ’98 [Sep ’98], $5.50, 278pp, tp, cover by Peter Sis) [Meg Murry] Reissue (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1978) young-adult SF novel, third in the series begun in A Wrinkle in Time. This is a commemorative edition with the new series introduction by L’Engle. 32nd printing.

Note the ISBN's and the different Printing between the Jody Lee & Peter Sis covers


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