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
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Book Type: Hardcover
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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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One of the many great novels L\'Engle has written. Great for adults too!
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One of my favorite books for children 10-90!
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Imaginative and totally absorbing