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Swiftly Tilting Planet (Paperback) (Madeleine L'Engle)

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In A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle, a companion to the Newbery Award winnerA 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.
It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.

"Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract."

A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.
Number of Pages: 278.0
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic, Science Fiction + Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2007
TCIN: 11689985
UPC: 9780312368562
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-7747

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