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A swiftly tilting planet / Madeleine L'Engle.

By: L'Engle, Madeleine.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, N.Y. : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [1978]Copyright date: copyright 1978Description: 278 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0374373620; 9780374373627.Subject(s): Murry family (Fictitious characters) -- Juvenile fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction | Time travel -- Juvenile fiction | Nuclear warfare -- Juvenile fiction | Space and time -- Juvenile fiction | Good and evil -- Juvenile fiction | Gifted teenagers -- Juvenile fiction | Unicorns -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.L5385 | Sw 1978PS3523.E52 | S8 1978
Contents:
In this fateful hour -- All heaven with its power -- Sun with its brightness -- Snow with its whiteness -- Fire with all the strength it hath -- Lightning with its rapid wrath -- Winds with their swiftness -- The Sea with its deepness -- Rocks with their steepness -- Earth with its starkness -- All these I place -- Between myself and the powers of darkness.
Summary: In this volume, 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.
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In this fateful hour -- All heaven with its power -- Sun with its brightness -- Snow with its whiteness -- Fire with all the strength it hath -- Lightning with its rapid wrath -- Winds with their swiftness -- The Sea with its deepness -- Rocks with their steepness -- Earth with its starkness -- All these I place -- Between myself and the powers of darkness.

In this volume, 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.

Interest age level : Ages 11 and up.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-9-The 50th anniversary of the publication of Madeleine L'Engle's Newbery award-winner, A Wrinkle in Time (Farrar, 1962), has spurred the rerecording of her science fiction/fantasies. Highly praised, A Wrinkle in Time launched what became a succession of books with intergalactic, intracellular, and time travels featuring socially-challenged Meg Murry, her younger brother Charles Wallace, and friend Calvin O'Keefe, who later became Meg's husband. In Wrinkle, they rescue Meg's physicist dad from the clutches of "It"-a mind-controlling entity. A Wind in the Door (Square Fish, pap. 2007) has Meg, Calvin, and fantastical creatures slipping into the mitochondria of a very-ill Charles Wallace. In A Swiftly Tilting Planet (Square Fish, pap. 2007), a teenaged Charles Wallace transcends time and danger to alter history so the world is no longer threatened by a belligerent dictator. Though Calvin is out of town, Charles is assisted by a grown, pregnant Meg through mind-to-mind flow. Though written decades ago, all three novels connect with current headlines on bullying, societal conformity, dangerous microorganisms, and potential threats of nuclear aggression. After an introduction spoken by L'Engle, Hope Davis narrates A Wrinkle in Time with careful intensity. Narrator Jennifer Ehle brings verve and emotional clarity to the other two titles. The sound quality is excellent. While some listeners who have enjoyed these titles originally read by L'Engle may miss the author's interpretation of her text, they will find that Davis and Ehle add youthful energy to these works. L'Engle's modern classics are school and public library standards, and these new recordings are a very good way to fill in any gaps.-Barbara Wysocki, Cora J. Belden Library, Rocky Hill, CT (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Author Madeleine L'Engle was born in New York City on November 29, 1918. She graduated from Smith College. She is best known for A Wrinkle in Time (1962), which won the 1963 Newbery Medal for best American children's book. While many of her novels blend science fiction and fantasy, she has also written a series of autobiographical books, including Two Part Invention: The Story of a Marriage, which deals with the illness and death of her husband, soap opera actor Hugh Franklin. In 2004, she received a National Humanities Medal from President George W. Bush. She died on September 6, 2007 of natural causes. <p> Since 1976, Wheaton College in Illinois has maintained a special collection of L'Engle's papers, and a variety of other materials, dating back to 1919. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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