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A Swiftly Tilting Planet

L'Engle, Madeleine

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ISBN 10: 0374373620 / ISBN 13: 9780374373627
Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux, NY, 1978
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Copy has slightest toning on foreside, dj has rubbing, edgewear with a few small nicks and 1/8" closed tears upper spine and back edge. Wonderful condition, tight, clean, unmarked. Madeleine L'Engle's masterpiece of fantasy -science fiction for children and adults alike. Companion volume to A Wrinkle in Time, and A Wind in the Door, where Charles Wallace and the unicorn Gaudior undertake a perilous journey through time in a desparate attempt to stop the destruction of the world by the mad dictator Madog Branzillo, but they are not alone . L'Engle has written an absorbing and dramatic tale that combines suspense with awesome beauty. viii/278pp. Collectible!. Bookseller Inventory # 001423

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Title: A Swiftly Tilting Planet

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux, NY

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Edition: 1st Edition, 1st Printing

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In A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle, a companion to the Newbery Award winner A Wrinkle in Time and A Wind in the Door, 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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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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