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A Swiftly Tilting Planet

by Madeleine L'Engle

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Series: The Time Quintet (4)

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The youngest of the Murry children must travel through time and space in a battle against an evil dictator who would destroy the entire universe.

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A beautifully written, unconventional time traveling story. Although it technically continues the story of the characters from the previous books, it really is it's own story of interconnectedness of good and evil ( )
  Crystal199 | Jan 17, 2024 |
I found this one very hard to follow. ( )
  ohheybrian | Dec 29, 2023 |
This has been my favorite book in the Time series so far. The story goes beyond Meg and Charles Wallace, and delves into time travel finally! It explores many generations of one family, and I loved all the different stories and how they intertwined. My only complaint was that the names of the family members in each generation were so similar (eg. Zyll, Zylle, Zilla, Zillie) that it was sometimes difficult to keep each story straight. ( )
  RachelRachelRachel | Nov 21, 2023 |
In this companion volume to "A Wrinkle In Time" (Newbery Award winner) 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.

But in overcoming the challenges, Charles Wallace must face the ultimate test of his faith and will, as he is sent within four people from another time, there to search for a way to avert the tragedy threatening them all.
  PlumfieldCH | Sep 22, 2023 |
See my comments on A Wrinkle in Time ( )
  Kim.Sasso | Aug 27, 2023 |
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L'Engle, Madeleineprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dillon, DianeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, LeoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ehle, JenniferNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lee, Jody A.Cover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Morrill, RowenaCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nielsen, CliffCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sis, PeterCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
van der Linden, VincentTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The big kitchen of the Murrys' house was bright and warm, curtains drawn against the dark outside, against the rain driving past the house from the northeast.
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The youngest of the Murry children must travel through time and space in a battle against an evil dictator who would destroy the entire universe.

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