Book Reviews of A Swiftly Tilting Planet (Time, Bk 3)

A Swiftly Tilting Planet (Time, Bk 3)
A Swiftly Tilting Planet - Time, Bk 3
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
ISBN-13: 9780374373627
ISBN-10: 0374373620
Publication Date: 7/1/1978
Pages: 288
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 22
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 Amazon.com) One of my favorites. I feel it needs a better home though.
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Helpful Score: 4
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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Helpful Score: 4
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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Helpful Score: 3
I'm not much into sci-fi but it had some interesting concepts.
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Helpful Score: 3
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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Helpful Score: 2
Love this whole series
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Helpful Score: 1
Good young person's book
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Helpful Score: 1
A good read for young people. "Theme is L'Engle's greatest forte and once again she proves this with a compelling plot, rich in style, that vibrates with proocative thoughts on universal love, individual caring, and the need for joy in living." BOOKLIST REVIEW
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Helpful Score: 1
American book award winner, very good book and easy read.

In this companion volume to "A Wrinkle In Time" and "A Wind in the Door", 15-year-old Charles Wallace and the unicorn Gaudior undertake a perilous journey throught time ina desperate attempt to stop the destruction of the world by the mad dictator Maddog Branzillo.
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#3 in L'Engle's Wrinkle in Time series. Still an interesting fantasy series.
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Helpful Score: 1
a slightly haunting book. charles wallace once again has problems with his pride, meg is pregnant, and married to guess who, and the secret of mrs. o'keefe's past is revealed. perfect.
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One of the many great novels L\'Engle has written. Great for adults too!
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From Amazon.com:
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.
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A classic by Madeline L'Engle. One of the series which begins with A Wrinkle In Time.
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WONDERFUL!!
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Not bad, but not nearly as good as the first two in this series. It was a quick read.
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One of my favorite books for children 10-90!
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I love Madeline L'Engle.
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very good book, recommend for everyone.
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For me, not quite as enjoyable as A Wind in the Door, or A Wrinkle in Time, but still well worth reading.
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Companion to Wrinkle in Time
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Imaginative and totally absorbing
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From Amazon.com:
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. (Ages 9 and older)
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Beautiful cover illustration on this mass market reprint of a classic.
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this isn't the right cover for the book, even though this is what showed up when I put in the ISBN. It's an older copy
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From Amazon.com:

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. (Ages 9 and older) --Emilie Coulter
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Gosh, I never even read this book. I didn't get through the first one, so I don't even have any idea what it's about.
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This book is well loved. The cover has been bent and taped but it is still very readable and worth reading too! I have read this book many times, both as a young teen and as an adult.