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A Swiftly Tilting Planet (Time, Bk 3)
A Swiftly Tilting Planet - Time, Bk 3
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
Meg Murry O'Keefe and her family are just sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner when her father gets a phone call from the White House about a madman's threat of nuclear war. Only an old Irish rune seems to hold a clue to averting worldwide disaster, and and when Meg's brother Charles Wallace, now fifteen, recites it, a radiant white b...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780440401582
ISBN-10: 0440401585
Publication Date: 1/1/1981
Pages: 304
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 234 ratings
Publisher: Yearling
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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MaskedPenguinAvenger avatar reviewed A Swiftly Tilting Planet (Time, Bk 3) on + 12 more book reviews
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 One of my favorites. I feel it needs a better home though.
reviewed A Swiftly Tilting Planet (Time, Bk 3) on + 209 more book reviews
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.
reviewed A Swiftly Tilting Planet (Time, Bk 3) on + 8 more book reviews
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
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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One of the many great novels L\'Engle has written. Great for adults too!


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