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A Swiftly Tilting Planet (Time, Bk 3)
A Swiftly Tilting Planet - Time, Bk 3
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
"Charles Wallace's knuckles whitened as he clutched the heavy mane. The unicorn began to run, skimming over the tops of the grasses, up, over the hills, flinging himself onto the wind and riding with it, up, up, over the stars....." — In this companion to the Newbery Award winner A Wrinkle in Time and A Wind in...  more » 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. Charles Wallace must face the ultimate test of his faith and his will as he is sent within four people from another time, there to search for a way to avert the tragedy threatening them all.
ISBN-13: 9780965846851
ISBN-10: 0965846857
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 278
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Publisher: Quality Paperback Book Club
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Fifteen-year-old Charles Wallace Murry, whom readers first met in A Wrinkle in Time, has a little task he must accomplish. In 24 hours, a mad dictator will destroy the universe by declaring nuclear war--unless Charles Wallace can go back in time to change one of the many Might-Have-Beens in history. In an intricately layered and suspenseful journey through time, this extraordinary young man psychically enters four different people from other eras. As he perceives through their eyes "what might have been," he begins to comprehend the cosmic significance and consequences of every living creature's actions. As he witnesses first-hand the transformation of civilization from peaceful to warring times, his very existence is threatened, but the alternative is far worse.
The Murry family, also appearing in A Wind in the Door and Many Waters, acts as a carrier of Madeleine L'Engle's unique message about human responsibility for the world. Themes of good versus evil, time and space travel, and the invincibility of the human spirit predominate. Even while she entertains, L'Engle kindles the intellect, inspiring young people to ask questions of the world, and learn by challenging. (from One of my favorites. I feel it needs a better home though.
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This compnion volume to "A Wrinkle in Time" is every bit as good as the preceeding book. Madeleine L'Engele can always be depended on to put out a good story. Suitable for adults or adolescents. Also good as a read aloud for younger children.
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One of the best-loved works by a pioneering fantasy author. This is the third part in the "Time" series, and is my personal favorite of those books. Highly recommended for young and old alike.
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Companion book to 'A Wrinkle In Time' & 'A Wind In The Door'.Highly recommended for the middle school/Jr high set, or anyone with a good, active imagination.
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I'm not much into sci-fi but it had some interesting concepts.
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Charles Wallace Murry (Primary Character)
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Calvin O'Keefe (Average Character)
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